France make changes for England clash

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France coach Marc Lievremont has rung the changes ahead of Saturday's crunch RBS 6 Nations encounter with England at Twickenham.

There are recalls for Sebastien Chabal, Vincent Clerc, Dimitri Yachvili and Yannick Jauzion, while Maxime Medard switches from wing to full-back to replace Clement Poitrenaud.



Poitrenaud was brought into the side which went on to beat Ireland 25-22 last time out as part of a reshuffle triggered by an injury to Maxime Mermoz, but drops back to the bench for this weekend's encounter.



Damien Traille, who operated at full-back in the opening 34-21 win over Scotland before moving to centre against the Irish, also moves to the bench.



Morgan Parra and Julien Bonnaire also make way as Lievremont looks to make it three wins out of three against the only other side boasting a 100% record after two games.



France: Maxime Medard; Yoann Huget, Aurelien Rougerie, Yannick Jauzion, Vincent Clerc; Francois Trinh-Duc, Dimitri Yachvili; Thomas Domingo, William Servat, Nicolas Mas, Julien Pierre, Lionel Nallet, Thierry Dusautoir (captain), Sebastien Chabal, Imanol Harinordoquy.



Replacements: Clement Poitrenaud, Guilhem Guirado, Sylvain Marconnet, Jerome Thion, Morgan Parra, Julien Bonnaire, Damien Traille.

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