24 Jun 2009

France ring changes for Wallabies clash

5:51 pm on 24 June 2009

France will field a re-shuffled backline for Saturday night's one-off test against the Wallabies in Sydney with a completely different halves combination in Dimitri Yachvili and Lionel Beauxis.

Coach Marc Lievremont has five players out injured after the drawn series with the All Blacks but the French will still field a strong side as they seek their first Test win in Australia since 1990.

The team is: France: Damien Traille, Maxime Medard, Florian Fritz, Maxime Mermoz, Cedric Heymans, Lionel Beauxis, Dimitri Yachvili, Julien Puricelli, Fulgence Ouedraogo, Thierry Dusautoir, Romain Millo-Chluski, Pascal Pape, Sylvain Marconnet, Dimitri Szarzewski, Fabien Barcella.

The reserves won't be named until Friday.