In a catch-up match after the postponed encounter in Round 1 of the Under-20 Six Nations, Fabien Pelous's French side play Italy at La Voulte on Saturday. Having lost to Ireland, France hope to get back on track.
France have made changes to the team that lost to Ireland without scoring a try. Last week's captain Tom Ecochard drops to the bench. Out go wing Jean-Yves Zebango, flyhalf Clément Otazo and the whole front row. Jonathan Danty moves to right wing and inside centre Ilian Perraux moves to flyhalf. Pascal Cotete and come off the bench and Taofifenua into the side.
Italy are looking for a chance get onto the track after two postponed matches.
England vs Scotland, 59-3
Ireland vs Wales, 11-6
France vs Italy, postponed.
Italy vs England, postponed
Wales vs Scotland, 28-15
Ireland vs France, 13-12
France: 15 Darly Domvo, 14 Maxime Payen, 13 Jonathan Danty, 12 Fabrice Catalan, 11 Yohann Artru, 10 Ilian Perraux, 9 Eric Escande, 8 Karl Chateau (captain), 7 Julien Kazubek, 6 Kelian Galletier, 5 Paul Jedrasiak, 4 Bastien Chalureau, 3 Pascal Cotet, 2 Christopher Tolofua, 1 Romain Taofifenua.
Replacements: 16 Jean-Charles Fidinde, 17 Jefferson Poirot, 18 Jean-Baptiste Custoja, 19 Johan Aliouat, 20 Tom Ecochard, 21 Enzo Selponi, 22 Bastien Fuster, 23 Alban Placine.
Italy: 15 David Odiete, 14 Angelo Esposito, 13 Michele Campagnaro, 12 Andrea Bettin, 11 Leonardo Sarto, 10 Riccardo Della Rossa, 9 Guido Calabrese, 8 Alessio Zdrilich, 7 Federico Conforti, 6 Ruben Riccioli, 5 Matteo Ferro, 4 Alfio Luca Mammana, 3 Antonio Brandolini, 2 Giovanni Maistri (captain), 1 Sami Drissi
Replacements: 16 Luca Conti, 17 Luca Scarsini, 18 Pietro Ceccarelli, 19 Cesare Berton, 20 Andrea De Marchi, 21 Edoardo Padovani, 22 John Apperley, 23 Alex Morsellino
Date: Saturday, 18 February 2012
Venue: Stade Battandier-Lukowiak, La Voulte
Referee: Ian Tempest (England)
Assistant referees: Tom Davis (England), Andy Watson (England)
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