France rugby coach Jacques Brunel made two changes to the squad on Saturday to face Argentina on Saturday night at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq (Nord). He holds Gaël Fickou in the center and Yoann Huget on the left wing.
Fickou will start in the center for the first time since June 2017, preferred to Geoffrey Doumayrou, while Huget clears the package of Damian Penaud, injured last Saturday against South Africa (defeat 29-26).
Huget, called in rally after the injury of Wesley Fofana, will know his first cloak since November 2017 against South Africa.
The starting XV: Medard – T. Thomas, Bastareaud, Fickou, Huget – (o) Lopez, (m) Serin – Iturria, Picamoles, Lauret – Maestri, Vahaamahina – Gomes Sa, Guirado (cap.), Poirot.
Replacements: Cat, Priso, Slimani, Gabrillagues, Babillot, A. Dupont, Belleau, Fall.