Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 July 2014

Lauret named in France team

Wenceslas Lauret, pictured right, has been named in the France team

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has named a team showing one enforced change for Friday's RBS 6 Nations clash against Wales in Cardiff.

Flanker Wenceslas Lauret replaces his Racing Metro team-mate Bernard Le Roux, who was injured during the 30-10 victory over Italy 10 days ago.

Saint-Andre otherwise retains the team that posted a second successive Six Nations victory this season as Les Bleus target a win that would keep them on course for the title and Grand Slam.

Changes on the replacements' bench include a call-up for Castres back Remi Tales, while his club colleague - hooker Brice Mach - steps in for an injured Benjamin Kayser.

France have beaten Wales on five of their previous seven Six Nations visits to the Millennium Stadium, while Wales - crushed 26-3 by Ireland last time out - have not lost successive Six Nations games since 2010.

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