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Fabien Galthié has named a much-changed team to face Wales in Cardiff this Sunday (15:00 GMT, live on BBC & S4C).

With Cameron Woki released back to his club and Posolo Tuilagi not at full fitness, France bring Thibaud Flament back into the second row to partner Emmanuel Meafou.

Captain Grégory Aldritt has recovered from the injury suffered against Scotland, while Julien Marchand is preferred to Peato Mauvaka in the front row.

With Matthieu Jalibert injured, the fly-half position will again be taken by Thomas Ramos, with Leo Barré making his debut at fullback. Nolann Le Garrec takes over from Maxime Lucu at scrum-half.

Partnering Gaël Fickou in midfield is former U20 world champion Nicolas Depoortère, while Louis Bielle-Biarrey returns to the back three.

France XV

15 Léo Barré

14 Damian Penaud

13 Gaël Fickou

12 Nicolas Depoortère

11 Louis Bielle-Biarrey

10 Thomas Ramos

9 Nolann Le Garrec

1 Cyril Baille

2 Julien Marchand

3 Uini Atonio

4 Thibaud Flament

5 Emmanuel Meafou

6 François Cros

7 Charles Ollivon

8 Grégory Alldritt (capitano)


16 Peato Mauvaka

17 Sébastien Taofifénua

18 Georges-Henri Colombe

19 Romain Taofifénua

20 Alexandre Roumat

21 Paul Boudehent

22 Maxime Lucu

23 Yoram Moefana