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France make one change for Scotland clash as Loann Goujon comes in at flanker

France have made one change to the side that narrowly lost to England for Sunday's RBS 6 Nations visit of Scotland.

Loann Goujon replaces Damien Chouly at blindside flanker as coach Guy Noves otherwise sticks with the team that severely tested holders England at Twickenham until succumbing to a 19-16 loss.

Chouly takes Goujon's place on the bench where hooker Christopher Tolofua replaces Clement Maynadier and second row Julien Le Devedec comes in for Arthur Iturria.

Noves said bringing in Goujon is "strategic".

He told L'Equipe: "T his change strengthens the pack, even if the profiles of Chouly and de Goujon are essentially identical. There had already been discussion about this choice before the first game of the tournament."

With Scotland having started the competition by surprising Ireland 27-22, Noves added: " We will mainly adapt to the Scottish rugby that you have seen evolve for four years.

"A game based on commitment, speed, aggression, with players who have gained confidence in a highly organised collective."


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