France keep the 'losing formula'
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: France coach Jacques Brunel has stayed loyal to the same squad of players for the Six Nations clash with Scotland on February 23 – despite two defeats in a row in the tournament.
Brunel faced a storm of criticism of his selections and style of play from former internationals including Olivier Magne and Dimitri Yachvili following the bruising 44-8 loss to England last weekend, but has refused to make changes for the match at the Stade de France.
Forwards: Dorian Aldegheri, Gregory Alldritt, Uini Atonio, Demba Bamba, Pierre Bourgarit, Yacouba Camara, Guilhem Guirado (capt), Arthur Iturria, Felix Lambey, Wenceslas Lauret, Fabien Sanconnie, Camille Chat, Louis Picamoles, Jefferson Poirot, Dany Priso, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Paul Willemse.
Backs: Mathieu Bastareaud, Anthony Belleau, Geoffrey Doumayrou, Antoine Dupont, Gael Fickou, Wesley Fofana, Yoann Huget, Camille Lopez, Maxime Medard, Romain Ntamack, Morgan Parra, Damian Penaud, Thomas Ramos, Baptiste Serin.