Six Nations

France make five changes to face Wales

Djibril Camara will make his France debut against Wales in the Six Nations on Friday as one of five changes to Guy Noves' side.

Camara replaces the injured Teddy Thomas on the wing, while scrum-half Maxime Machenaud starts at the expense of Sebastien Bezy after making an impressive impact off the bench in the win over Ireland.

Prop Rabah Slimani also gets the nod for the clash at the Principality Stadium, while lock Paul Jedrasiak is included at the expense of Yoann Maestri.

Antoine Burban also comes into the back row, while Francois Trinh-Duc is named among the replacements as France attempt to make it three wins out of three in Cardiff.


France team to play Wales: Maxime Medard, Virimi Vakatawa, Maxime Mermoz, Jonathan Danty, Djibril Camara, Jules Plisson, Maxime Machenaud, Jefferson Poirot, Guilhem Guirado, Rabah Slimani, Paul Jedrasiak, Alexandre Flanquart, Wenceslas Lauret, Antoine Burban, Damien Chouly

Replacements: Camille Chat, Uini Atonio, Vincent Pelo, Yoann Maestri, Loann Goujon, Sebastian Bezy, Francois Trinh-Duc.