Saint-Andre rings the changes for Paris clash


Philippe Saint-Andre has rung the changes for France's Rugby World Cup warm-up match against England in Paris on Saturday.

Saint-Andre has made 12 alterations from the side beaten 19-14 at Twickenham last weekend, with only Louis Picamoles, Scott Spedding and Yoann Maestri retaining their places.

Influential centres Wesley Fofana and Mathieu Basteraud are recalled, while the Toulon half-back pairing of Sebastian Tillous-Borde and Frederic Michalak also start.

The changes will allow the France coach to see his full training squad in action before having to cut it down to the final 31 for next month's tournament.

Team in full:

Scott Spedding, Yoann Huget, Mathieu Bastareaud, Wesley Fofana, Noa Nakaitaci, Frederic Michalak, Sebastien Tillous Borde; Eddy Ben Arous, Guilherm Guirado, Rabah Slimani, Pascal Pape, Yoann Maestri, Damian Chouly, Bernard Le Roux, Louis Picamoles

Replacements: Benjamin Kayser, Vincent Debaty, Uini Atonio, Alexandre Flanquart, Yannick Nyanga, Rory Kockott, Remi Tales, Gael Fickou