France make single change for Wales clash

Rugby

France have made one change for Saturday’s Six Nations clash against Wales with Virimi Vakatawa returning from injury.

Vakatawa missed France’s round two win over Italy with a triceps injury, but has recovered to start at outside centre. With Vincent Rattez and Damian Penaud injured, Arthur Vincent moves to 12 with Gael Fickou named on the wing.

And there are two potential debutants on France’s bench with Jean-Baptiste Gros and Dylan Cretin hoping for their first taste of Test match action. France head into Saturday’s clash against Wales looking to make it three from three, having defeated England and Italy in the first two rounds of this year’s Six Nations.

France XV to face Wales:

Anthony Bouthier, Teddy Thomas, Virimi Vakatawa, Arthur Vincent, Gael Fickou, Romain Ntamack, Antoine Dupont; Cyril Baille, Julien Marchaud, Mohamed Haouas, Bernard Le Roux, Paul Willemse, Francois Cros, Charles Ollivon (captain), Gregory Alldritt

Replacements: Camille Chat, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Demba Bamba, Romain Taofifenua, Dylan Cretin, Baptiste Serin, Matthieu Jalibert, Thomas Ramos

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