Matthieu Jalibert will have to watch from the sidelines as France bid to win the Guinness Six Nations on Friday, after the fly-half was ruled out of their match with Scotland.
Jalibert was taken off during France’s epic 32-30 win against Wales on Super Saturday with a head injury and will not be available to play at the Stade de France.
His place in the squad has gone to Louis Carbonel, who featured in France’s Round 1 50-10 victory away to Italy.
Romain Ntamack will be expected to start at fly-half after replacing Jalibert on Saturday, helping France to stage a dramatic late comeback to deny Wales the Grand Slam.
Ntamack was France’s starting No.10 in the 2020 campaign and earned a Player of the Championship nomination.
However, injury saw him miss the first portion of this year’s Championship and Jalibert has taken his opportunity well, showing France are in safe hands at No.10 for years to come.
Les Bleus can become champions for the first time in 11 years if they beat Scotland, score four tries and win by at least 21 points. They can also lift the trophy if they beat Scotland by 20 points and score six tries.