France have been handed a boost with Romain Ntamack and Virimi Vakatawa both making their returns from injury this weekend.
The duo have yet to feature in the Guinness Six Nations because of jaw and knee injuries respectively.
However on the rest weekend they will both feature in the Top 14, Ntamack named in Toulouse’s team to take on Brive, while Vakatawa features for Racing 92 away to Toulon.
Vakatawa will be joined by Camille Chat, who is also back from injury and could come back into contention for Les Bleus having been named in their initial squad.
France have won two from two so far in the Championship ahead of next week’s trip to Twickenham to take on England.
And after ending a decade-long wait for a win in Dublin, they will be looking to do the same in England, having not won at Twickenham since 2007.
They will be without tighthead prop Demba Bamba however, who will miss the remainder of the Championship.
Bamba had been struggling with a hamstring problem but was set to return for the latter half of the campaign.
However, having recovered from an injury to his left hamstring, he has now injured the right one and will be out of action for a month.