Noves shuffles French pack for Ireland Six Nations clash

Winger Teddy Thomas replaces Hugo Bonneval in one of six changes made by France coach Guy Noves Thursday for the Six Nations clash with champions Ireland.

France host Ireland in Paris on Saturday on the back of their 23-21 opening win over Italy at the Stade de France last weekend.

Aside from Racing 92’s Thomas, Noves has also called up props Jefferson Poirot and Uini Atonio, lock Alexandre Flanquart, flanker Yacouba Camara and centre Maxime Mermoz.

France (15-1)

Maxime Medard; Teddy Thomas, Maxime Mermoz, Jonathan Danty, Virimi Vakatawa; Jules Plisson, Sebastien Bezy; Yacouba Camara, Damien Chouly, Wenceslas Lauret; Yoann Maestri, Alexandre Flanquart; Uini Atonio, Guilhem Guirado (capt), Jefferson Poirot

Replacements: Camille Chat, Rabah Slimani, Eddy Ben Arous, Paul Jedrasiak, Loann Goujon, Maxime Machenaud, Jean-Marc Doussain, Hugo Bonneval


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