the essential Six players from Stade Toulousain are holders including Matthis Lebel, three will be substitutes. The association – 10 Jalibert-Ntamack is maintained. In total, 5 changes are to be noted compared to the last game against Argentina.
The third line of La Rochelle Grégory Alldritt, unavoidable in Blue since the arrival of Fabien Galthié at the start 2020 but replacing against the Pumas, finds a starting place. The manager made five changes from the team that beat the Pumas (29 – 20 ) A week ago.
The right pillar of La Rochelle Uini Atonio (31 years, 37 selections) thus replaces Mohamed Haouas, usual holder but who played against Argentina his first match for several months.
Lyonnais Romain Taofifenua (31 years, 29 selections) takes the place of Paul Willemse in the second row, alongside the usual flanker of UBB Cameron Woki (23 years, 9 caps).
In the third row, Alldritt (24 years, 24 selections) thus finds a starting place alongside Anthony Jelonch, captain of the Australian tour, and Parisian Sekou Macalou (26 years, 6 selections).
This will only be the fourth start of the taciturn third row of Stade Français.
In the back rows, Melvyn Jaminet (22 years, 4 selections) retains his place of N. 15, the wings being occupied by Damian Penaud (25 years, 26 selections) and Matthis Lebel ( 22 years, 0 selections).
Finally, the forerunners Romain Ntamack (22 years, 21 selections) and Matthieu Jalibert ( 23 years, 13 selections) will once again be established week after their first association, not really convincing a week earlier.
The Blues face Georgia on Sunday in Bordeaux, the second match of the autumn for Galthié’s men.