Tue 20 Aug 2019 | 01:16

Guirado returns to lead France against Scotland

Guirado returns to lead France against Scotland
Tue 20 Aug 2019 | 01:16
Guirado returns to lead France against Scotland

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: France head coach Jacques Brunel has made four changes to his team for their second World Cup warm-up match with Scotland in Edinburgh on Saturday.

France smashed Scotland 32-3 in their opening warm-up encounter in Nice last weekend.

Hooker Guilhem Guirado returns to lead the team and replaces Camille Chat in the front row.

The other changes to the pack will see Félix Lambey come in for Paul Gabrillagues in the second row, while Arthur Iturria is preferred to François Cros at No.6 flank.

There is just one change to the backline with Thomas Ramos taking over the No.15 jersey from Maxime Médard, who scored two tries in Nice.

There are three new faces on the bench as Toulouse prop Cyril Baille and Toulon lock Romain Taofifenua, both of whom were initially named as reserves for the World Cup, are included.

The other player getting his first opportunity is Yacouba Camara, who is named as back-row cover.

France: 15 Thomas Ramos, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Gaël Fickou, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Alivereti Raka, 10 Camille Lopez, 9 Antoine Dupont, 8 Grégory Alldritt, 7 Charles Ollivon, 6 Arthur Iturria, 5 Sébastien Vahaamahina, 4 Félix Lambey, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Guilhem Guirado (captain), 1 Jefferson Poirot.
Replacements: 16 Camille Chat, 17 Cyril Baille, 18 Emerick Setiano, 19 Romain Taofifenua, 20 Yacouba Camara, 21 Baptiste Serin, 22 Romain Ntamack, 23 Maxime Médard.

Date: Saturday, August 24
Venue: Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Kick-off: 13.10 (14.10 France time; 12.10 GMT)
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
TMO: Graham Hughes (England)

PV: 1182

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