France make three changes for Ireland clash

The team are looking to win in Dublin for the first time since 2011

BY Daniel Kelly 11:48 Thursday 23 February 2017, 11:48 23 Feb 2017

France's Yoann Huget. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

France have named their team for the Six Nations game with Ireland this weekend.

Head coach Guy Noves has made three changes from the side that defeated Scotland in Paris. Two switches come in the pack, with one in the backs.

On the wing, Noa Nakaitaci switches wings as Yoann Huget returns to the team. Virimi Vakatawa misses out on a place in the matchday 23.

In the pack, Rabah Slimani switches places with Uini Atonio at loosehead prop. The La Rochelle prop moves to the bench.

The third switch sees Bernard Le Roux come into the back row in place of Loann Goujon. The La Rochelle flanker, like Vakatawa does not even make the bench.

France have one win from two, after the opening rounds of the Six Nations. They lie in fourth place in the table, on five points, three behind leaders England. 

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