By Allez les Bleus
February 21 2012
Philippe Saint-André is continuing with the same lineup which was due to play Ireland ten days ago for the game at Murrayfield on Sunday.
France will be looking for a third successive win in Edinburgh, but Saint-André expects a tough test against Andy Robinson’s men, despite two defeats in as many games so far this championship.
With the same team set to face the Scots, Dimitri Szarzewski and Jean-Baptiste Poux will make their first starts of the tournament in the front row.
Yoann Maestri [pictured] will make his first start withk Kicker Morgan Parra at scrum-half.
Saint-André said: “The Scots are difficult to play against. When they played England they had lots of chances but could not finish them off.
“We will need to be aggressive in the individual battles and try to get hold of the ball as quickly as possible to avoid having to counter long passages in defence.
France:15. Maxime Médard (Toulouse)
14. Vincent Clerc (Toulouse)
13. Aurélien Rougerie (Clermont)
12. Wesley Fofana (Clermont)
11. Julien Malzieu (Clermont)
10. François Trinh-Duc (Montpellier)
9. Dimitri Yachvili (Biarritz)
1. Jean-Baptiste Poux (Toulouse)
2. Dimitri Szarzewski (Stade Français)
3. Nicolas Mas (Perpignan)
4. Pascal Papé (Stade Français)
5. Yoann Maestri (Toulouse)
6. Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse)
7. Imanol Harinordoquy (Biarritz)
8. Louis Picamoles (Toulouse)
16. William Servat (Toulouse)
17. Vincent Debaty (Clermont)
18. Lionel Nallet (Racing-Metro)
19. Julien Bonnaire (Clermont)
20. Morgan Parra (Clermont)
21. Lionel Beauxis (Toulouse)
22. Maxime Mermoz (Perpignan)