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Lievremont opts for youth


Marc Lievremont

Marc Lievremont

Marc Lievremont

France coach Marc Lievremont has stood by his pledge to include a number of young players in his squad to face Fiji.

Uncapped Perpignan prop Jerome Schuster and Brive's Fabrice Estebanez have both been named in the starting XV, while Guilhem Guirado will get his first start after five substitute appearances.

Luc Ducalcon, Julien Arias and Jerome Porical, who all have one previous cap each, are also in the side for Saturday's match in Nantes.

With regular captain Thierry Dusautoir not in the 22, number eight Imanol Harinordoquy will lead the team.

Damien Traille has been named at number 10.

France team: Jerome Porical, Julien Arias, David Marty, Fabrice Estebanez, Maxime Medard, Damien Traille, Dimitri Yachvili, Imanol Harinordoquy (captain), Alexandre Lapandry, Fulgence Ouedraogo, Jerome Thion, Romain Millo-Chluski, Luc Ducalcon, Guilhem Guirado, Jerome Schuster.

Replacements: Benjamin Noirot, Thomas Domingo, Julien Pierre, Sebastien Chabal, Morgan Parra, David Skrela, Alexis Palisson, Nicolas Mas.