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Tuesday 16 January 2018

Les Bleus stick with Michalak

FRANCE manager Philippe Saint-Andre has kept faith with out-half Frederic Michalak to spearhead Les Bleus against Scotland tomorrow as they look to avoid the Six Nations wooden spoon.

Michalak, who was inspirational during last year's autumn internationals, has had a poor championship.

His first-half display in last weekend's 13-13 draw against Ireland was well below par, particularly his kicking game.

Michalak will play alongside scrum-half Morgan Parra, with the former kicking the penalties unless game circumstances dictate otherwise.

Saint-Andre has made two changes among the forwards, with South Africa-born Antonie Claassen coming in for Yannick Nyanga at blindside flanker and Sebastien Vahaamahina replacing Christophe Samson at lock.

Irish Independent

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