France coach Fabien Galthie has made two modifications to the workforce who beat Italy as he prepares for what he referred to as “chaos” towards Eire on the Aviva stadium within the Six Nations on Sunday.
Anthony Jelonch is available in for Dylan Cretin within the third row and Damian Penaud begins for Teddy Thomas on the wing as Galthie seems to adapt to the Irish recreation after making an explosive begin to the championship with a 50-10 win towards the Azzurri.
“Teddy performed an excellent recreation in Rome however Damian and [fellow winger] Gabin Villiere are higher to deal with excessive balls and the stress the Irish will placed on the wings,” Galthie advised a information convention on Friday.
“Anthony Jelonch is a participant who will get higher because the depth will increase. The more durable it will get, the higher he will get.”
France beat Eire of their final encounter in final yr’s Six Nations, however they haven’t received in Dublin since a global check in 2011.
Galthie believes France, who’re again among the many high nations after eight wins in 10 assessments producing some spectacular rugby with the assistance of awe-inspiring scrum-half Antoine Dupont, will likely be beneath intense stress in Dublin.
“We must be stable in chaos,” he added. “We have been getting ready for all the things however we must be prepared for the surprising.
“We’re on a path, we are going to get higher, we are going to enhance and we’re already higher than final yr. The workforce is getting extra depth.”
To Galthie’s shock, Ireland named a team with out normal halfbacks Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton and lock James Ryan.
Sexton and Ryan have been changed as a consequence of suspected concussions throughout final week’s opening 21-16 loss to Wales whereas Murray picked up a hamstring harm throughout coaching.
These absences, which Galthie heard about after naming his personal workforce, won’t change France’s technique.
“I want them a speedy restoration,” Galthie added. “The replacements [Billy Burns and Jamison Gibson Park] are those who completed the sport in Wales.
“The scrum-half does not have the identical profile as Murray however his kicking recreation may be very correct. He is very harmful, we’ll must be cautious of him across the rucks.”
Brice Dulin, Damian Penaud, Arthur Vincent, Gael Fickou, Gabin Villiere, Matthieu Jalibert, Antoine Dupont, Gregory Alldritt, Charles Ollivon (captain), Anthony Jelonch, Paul Willemse, Bernard Le Roux, Mohamed Haouas, Julien Marchand, Cyril Baille.
Replacements: Pierre Bourgarit, Hassane Kolingar, Uini Atonio, Romain Taofifenua, Dylan Cretin, Baptiste Serin, Anthony Boutier, Teddy Thomas.