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Deans positive about Paris

FRANCE v AUSTRALIA, TOMORROW, LIVE ESPN (8.0pm)

ROBBIE Deans' injury ravaged Australia will take on a very bizarre looking French half-back partnership when the Wallabies travel to Paris tomorrow.

Phillipe Saint-Andre has chosen the hugely inexperienced Maxime Machenaud at scrum-half and the sometimes brilliant but erratic Frederic Michalak at fly-half.

Australia coach Deans has made three changes to his pack, prop Sekope Kepu, lock Kane Douglas and back-rower Dave Dennis all start. "Certainly we have more competition for places now than we have had at times previously, and that's only going to help drive standards and performance," Deans said.


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