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Winger Djibril Camara set for first French start in Cardiff

France wing Djibril Camara will make his first start for Les Bleus when they take on Wales in the RBS 6 Nations on Friday.

Uncapped Stade Francais man Camara is one of five changes made by head coach Guy Noves for the clash, coming in for the injured Teddy Thomas.

Maxime Machenaud, Antoine Burban, Paul Jedrasiak and Rabah Slimani also feature in the starting XV.

Sebastien Bezy, Uini Atonio and Yoann Maestri all drop to the bench, while fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc is also named among the replacements on his return to the squad.

France squad to face Wales in Cardiff on Friday:

Maxime Medard (Toulouse); Virimi Vakatawa (French Rugby Federation); Maxime Mermoz (Toulon); Jonathan Danty (Stade Francais); Djibril Camara (Stade Francais); Jules Plisson (Stade Francais); Maxime Machenaud (Racing 92); Antoine Burban (Stade Francais); Damien Chouly (Clermont Auvergne); Wenceslas Lauret (Racing 92); Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Francais); Paul Jedrasiak (Clermont Auvergne); Rabah Slimani (Stade Francais); Guilhem Guirado (Toulon, capt); Jefferson Poirot (Bordeaux-Begles).

Replacements: Uini Atonio (La Rochelle); Camille Chat (Racing 92); Vincent Pelo (La Rochelle); Yoann Maestri (Toulouse); Loann Goujon (Bordeaux-Begles); Sebastien Bezy (Toulouse); Francois Trinh-Duc (Montpellier); Gael Fickou (Toulouse).

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