Saturday 25 November 2017

French unchanged for Scottish trip

Philippe Saint-Andre has stuck with the same XV that was due to tackle Ireland for France's trip to Scotland on Sunday.

The clash at the Stade de France against Ireland on Saturday, February 11 was called off moments before kick-off due to a frozen pitch.

As a result Saint-Andre has opted to retain the same line-up -- with Julien Dupuy continuing to cover the injured Dimitri Yachvili on the bench.

And having seen his starting debut delayed, Yoann Maestri will now make his first start, having come off the bench in the opener against Italy.

"Scotland are a team that know how to go out and play, how to string together phases of up to four minutes long," said Saint-Andre.

Irish Independent

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