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France’s Traille and Poitrenaud to face Ireland in Six Nations clash

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Latest update : 2011-02-08

French coach Marc Lievremont named fullback Clement Poitrenaud for Sunday's Six Nations match against Ireland, replacing the injured Maxime Mermoz with Damien Traille (pictured) switching back to centre.

AP - France fullback Clement Poitrenaud was the only change to the lineup for Sunday's Six Nations match against Ireland, replacing the injured Maxime Mermoz with Damien Traille switching back to center.

France began its title defense in style at Stade de France on Saturday, beating Scotland 34-21. But the team lost Mermoz to a shoulder injury, forcing the selection Tuesday of the versatile Traille to move back into the midfield alongside Aurelien Rougerie.

Yoann Huget and Maxime Medard, scorer of France's opening try, keep their places. Veteran center Yannick Jauzion stays on the bench, alongside No. 8 Sebastien Chabal for the match at Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

15-Clement Poitrenaud, 14-Yoann Huget, 13-Aurelien Rougerie, 12-Damien Traille, 11-Maxime Medard, 10-Francois Trinh-Duc, 9-Morgan Parra, 8-Imanol Harinordoquy, 7-Julien Bonnaire, 6-Thierry Dusautoir (captain), 5-Lionel Nallet, 4-Julien Pierre, 3-Nicolas Mas, 2-William Servat, 1-Thomas Domingo

Replacements: 16-Guilhem Guirado, 17-Sylvain Marconnet, 18-Jerome Thion, 19-Sebastien Chabal, 20-Dimitri Yachvili, 21-Yannick Jauzion, 22-Vincent Clerc

Date created : 2011-02-08

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