France boss Philippe Saint-Andre has shaken up his back division with three changes for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash with Ireland in Dublin.
After defeats to Italy, Wales and England, France are bidding to regain some pride over their remaining matches against the Irish and Scotland.
To that end Saint-Andre has decided his pack needs no alteration from the loss at Twickenham last time out but the backs require an overhaul, and in come centre Florian Fritz, wing Maxime Medard and fly-half Frederic Michalak with Benjamin Fall, Mathieu Bastareaud and Francois Trinh-Duc dropping out, the latter two featuring among the replacements.
Michalak and Morgan Parra will become the third half-back partnership France have deployed in this year's championship.
France team to play Ireland in the RBS 6 Nations in Dublin on Saturday:
Yoann Huget; Vincent Clerc, Florian Fritz, Wesley Fofana, Maxime Medard;
Frederic Michalak, Morgan Parra; Louis Picamoles, Thierry Dusautoir (captain), Yannick Nyanga, Yoann Maestri, Christophe Samson, Nicolas Mas, Benjamin Kayser, Thomas Domingo.
Replacements: Guilhem Guirado, Vincent Debaty, Luc Ducalcon, Sebastien
Vahaamahina, Antonie Claassen, Maxime Machenaud, Francois Trinh-Duc, Mathieu Bastareaud.
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