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Latest update : 2008-11-18

Four days from the test match against Australia, French coach Marc Lièvremont unveiled a list with two changes to the team who defeated the Pacific Islanders: Sebastian Chabal and Sebastien-Tillous Borde are among the starters.

 

MARCOUSSIS - France forward Sebastian Chabal will start for the first time in three matches after coach Marc Lievremont named him in the side to face Australia at the Stade de France on Saturday (2000 GMT).

 

The Sale Sharks lock was on the bench when France defeated Argentina 12-6 two weeks ago and the Pacific Islanders 42-17 last weekend. He takes over from Romain Millo-Chluski.

 

In the only other change to the team who defeated the Islanders, scrumhalf Sebastien-Tillous Borde replaces Jean-Baptiste Elissalde, who was knocked out by a high tackle from Napolioni Nalaga last Saturday.

 

Julien Tomas takes Tillous-Borde's place on the bench.

 

Team: 15-Maxime Medard, 14-Julien Malzieu, 13-Yannick Jauzion, 12-Benoit Baby, 11-Cedric Heymans, 10-David Skrela, 9-Sebastien-Tillous-Borde, 8-Imanol Harnordoquy, 7-Fulgence Ouedraogo, 6-Thierry Dusautoir, 5-Lionel Nallet (captain), 4-Sebastien Chabal, 3-Nicolas Mas, 2-Dimitri Szarzewski, 1-Lionel Faure.

 

Replacements: 16-Benjamin Kayser, 17-Benoit Lecouls, 18-Romain Millo-Chluski, 19-Louis Picamoles, 20-Julien Tomas, 21-Damien Traille, 22-Alexis Palisson.  

Date created : 2008-11-18

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