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France bring in star wing for Six Nations finale

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: France’s star wing Damian Penaud will return to the starting line-up against England on Saturday when the French could win the Six Nations Grand Slam and title for the first time since 2010.

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Penaud, who has scored three tries in this year’s tournament, was forced to sit out the 13-9 win against Wales in Cardiff last Friday after he contracted Covid-19.

The French team is otherwise unchanged from the Wales match.

France: 15 Melvyn Jaminet, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Gaรซl Fickou, 12 Jonathan Danty, 11 Gabin Villiรจre, 10 Romain Ntamack, 9 Antoine Dupont (captain), 8 Grรฉgory Alldritt, 7 Anthony Jelonch, 6 Franรงois Cros, 5 Paul Willemse, 4 Cameron Woki, 3 Uini Atonio, 2 Julien Marchand, 1 Cyril Baille.
Replacements: 16 Peato Mauvaka, 17 Jean-Baptiste Gros, 18 Mohamed Haouas, 19 Romain Taofifenua, 20 Thibaud Flament, 21 Dylan Cretin, 22 Maxime Lucu, 23 Thomas Ramos.

Date: Saturday, March 19
Venue: Stade de France, Paris
Kick-off: 21.00 (20.00 UK & Ireland time; 20.00 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Mike Adamson (Scotland), Frank Murphy (Ireland)
TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

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