PARIS: France has chosen Arthur Vincent at heart to switch the injured Teddy Thomas in the one participant change for the Six Nations championship decider in opposition to Ireland on Saturday.
Vincent’s choice means influential heart Gael Fickou strikes to the left wing rather than Vincent Rattez, who switches to the suitable to switch Thomas. He injured a hamstring final weekend within the 38-21 warmup win in opposition to Wales.
Vincent earns solely his sixth take a look at cap and can companion Virimi Vakatawa in midfield. Vincent performed within the 27-23 win at Wales and the 28-17 defeat in Scotland earlier than the coronavirus pandemic suspended the championship in March.
Utility again Arthur Retiere takes Vincents spot within the reserves.
England, France and Ireland are all in rivalry for the title however solely Ireland has its future in hand.
The Irish lead England and France by one level and a bonus-point win seals a fourth Six Nations triumph in seven years.
France should beat Ireland at Stade de France and higher what England does in Rome. England has by no means misplaced to Italy and may leapfrog Ireland with a heavy bonus-point win, if a bonus level eludes Ireland.
France: Anthony Bouthier, Vincent Rattez, Virimi Vakatawa, Arthur Vincent, Gael Fickou, Romain Ntamack, Antoine Dupont; Gregory Alldritt, Charles Ollivon (captain), Franois Cros, Paul Willemse, Bernard Le Roux, Mohamed Haouas, Julien Marchand, Cyril Baille. Reserves: Camille Chat, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Demba Bemba, Romain Taofifenua, Dylan Cretin, Baptiste Serin, Arthur Retiere, Thomas Ramos.
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