Same formula for Saint-Andre

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 06:55
Large philippe saint andre looks

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

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 07 May 2016
Sunwolves v Force 05h15 Tokyo
Chiefs v Highlanders 07h35 Hamilton
Waratahs v Cheetahs 09h40 Sydney
EP Kings v Blue Bulls 12h15 Port Elizabeth
Leopards v Boland 12h30 Potchefstroom
Griquas v Border 13h00 Kimberley
Sharks v Hurricanes 13h00 Durban
Pumas v Namibia 13h00 Mpumalanga
Golden Lions v Free State Cheetahs 13h00 Randburg
Gloucester v Northampton Saints 14h30 Kingsholm
Harlequins v Exeter Chiefs 14h30 Twickenham
Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks 14h30 Kingston Park
Wasps v London Irish 14h30 Ricoh Arena
Worcester Warriors v Saracens 14h30 Sixways
Bath v Leicester Tigers 14h30 Recreation Ground
Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues 15h00 BT Murrayfield
Ospreys v Ulster 15h00 Liberty Stadium
Munster v Scarlets 15h00 Thomond Park
Zebre v Dragons 15h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Leinster v Treviso 15h00 RDS
Connacht v Glasgow Warriors 15h00 Sportsground
Kings v Blues 15h05 Port Elizabeth
Sharks v Western Province 15h30 Durban
Fri, 13 May 2016
Highlanders v Crusaders 07h35 Dunedin
Rebels v Brumbies 09h40 Melbourne
Blue Bulls v Pumas 13h00 Loftus Versfeld
SIX NATIONS
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
England 5 5 0 132 10
Wales 5 3 1 1 7
Ireland 5 2 1 2 5
Scotland 5 2 0 3 4
France 5 2 0 3 4
Italy 5 0 0 5 0