Revamped France to face Wales

22nd February 2005, Comments 0 comments

MARCOUSSIS, France, Feb 22 (AFP) - France coach Bernard Laporte has made four changes to the starting line-up from the one that beat England 18-17 for Saturday's Six Nations clash with Wales.

MARCOUSSIS, France, Feb 22 (AFP) - France coach Bernard Laporte has made four changes to the starting line-up from the one that beat England 18-17 for Saturday's Six Nations clash with Wales.

He opted for the relatively untested Yannick Nyanga to partner Serge Betsen and Julien Bonnaire in the backrow instead of Grand Slam winner Imanol Harinordoquy.

Other changes see Julien Laharrague win his first cap at fullback in place of Pepito Elhorga, Aurelien Rougerie return after injury on the wing and Yannick Jauzion in for centre Brian Liebenberg.

France (15-1): Julien Laharrague (Brive), Aurelien Rougerie (Clermont), Yannick Jauzion (Stade Toulousain), Damien Traille (Biarritz), Christophe Dominici (Stade Francais), Yann Delaigue (Castres), Dimitri Yachvili (Biarritz), Julien Bonnaire (Bourgoin), Yannick Nyanga (Beziers), Serge Betsen (Biarritz), Jerome Thion (Biarritz), Fabien Pelous (Stade Toulousain, capt), Nicolas Mas (Perpignan), Sebastien Bruno (Sale/ENG), Sylvain Marconnet (Stade Francais) Replacements: William Servat (Stade Toulousain), Olivier Milloud (Bourgoin), Gregory Lamboley (Stade Toulousain), Imanol Harinordoquy (Biarritz), Pierre Mignoni (Clermont), Frederic Michalak (Stade Toulousain), Jean-Philippe Grandclaude (Perpignan).

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