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France reveal Willemse's replacement for Scotland clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Head coach Fabien Galthie resisted making sweeping changes to the France side for Saturday’s Six Nations match against Scotland, despite the 17-38 hammering by Ireland in Marseille in their opener last week.


Galthie has made just two changes – Cameron Woki replaces the suspended Paul Willemse in the second row – and Louis Bielle-Biarrey comes in for Yoram Moefana on the left wing.

Willemse was sent off in the first half of last Friday’s thumping, which was the second-worst home defeat suffered by France in the history of the Northern Hemisphere’s rugby championship.

Scotland, who name their team later, got off to a winning start, beating Wales 27-26 last Saturday.

France: 15 Thomas Ramos, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Gael Fickou, 12 Jonathan Danty, 11 Louis Bielle-Biarrey, 10 Matthieu Jalibert, 9 Maxime Lucu, 8 Gregory Alldritt (captain), 7 Charles Ollivon, 6 Francois Cros, 5 Paul Gabrillagues, 4 Cameron Woki, 3 Uini Antonio, 2 Peato Mauvaka, 1 Cyril Baille.
Replacements: 16 Julien Marchand, 17 Sebastien Taofifenua, 18 Dorian Aldegheri, 19 Posolo Tuilagi, 20 Alexandre Roumat, 21 Paul Boudehent, 22 Nolann Le Garrec, 23 Yoram Moefana.

Date: Saturday. February 10
Venue: Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Kick-off: 14.15 (15.15 CET; 14.15 GMT)
Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)
Assistant referees: Nika Amashukeli (Georgia), Jordan Way (Australia)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (Ireland)



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