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Tales and Parra to lead French line

Half-backs Remi Tales and Morgan Parra will lead the French attack for the third game in a row with both again named in Philippe Saint-Andre's XV to face South Africa on Saturday.

There is only one change to the side which lost 26-19 to New Zealand two weeks ago with winger Sofiane Guitoune replacing Maxime Medard after his dominant display in the 38-18 victory over Tonga last week.

Yoann Maestri is able to keep his place with no further action taken following his red card in that match.

France: Brice Dulin, Yoann Huget, Florian Fritz, Wesley Fofana, Sofiane Guitoune, Remi Tales, Morgan Parra, Damien Chouly, Wenceslas Lauret, Thierry Dusautoir (c), Yoann Maestri, Pascal Pape, Nicolas Mas, Benjamin Kayser, Yannick Forestier.

Replacements: Dimitri Szarzewski, Thomas Domingo, Rabah Slimani, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Yannick Nyanga, Jean-Marc Doussain, Frederic Michalak, Mathieu Bastareaud.


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