Same formula for Saint-Andre

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 06:55
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France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has stuck with the same squad from the 13-13 draw with Ireland for Saturday's final Six Nations clash with Scotland at the Stade de France.
 

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has stuck with the same squad from the 13-13 draw with Ireland for Saturday's final Six Nations clash with Scotland at the Stade de France.

France need to beat the Scots to realistically avoid finishing bottom of the table for the first time since 1999 when it was the Five Nations.

Lock Yoann Maestri is the sole injury concern after the bruising encounter with the Irish in Dublin that saw France's winless streak in the tournament extended to seven games the joint worst sequence since 1926-27.

Maestri had to go off in the second-half with a right shoulder problem and the uncapped Stade Francais second row forward Alexandre Flanquart has been called up as cover.

"Yoann is doubtful to take part in training till Thursday, but we are hoping he will be 100% for the weekend," said Saint-Andre.

France's hard fought point against the Irish was their first of the campaign having lost to Italy, Wales and England.

France squad: Vincent Debaty, Thomas Domingo, Benjamin Kayser, Guilhem Guirado, Luc Ducalcon, Nicolas Mas, Yoann Maestri, Christophe Samson, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Alexandre Flanquart, Antonie Claassen, Thierry Dusautoir (captain), Yannick Nyanga, Louis Picamoles, Maxime Machenaud, Morgan Parra, Frederic Michalak, Francois Trinh-Duc, Mathieu Bastareaud, Vincent Clerc Maxime Medard, Wesley Fofana, Florian Fritz, Yoann Huget.

AFP

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