Six Nations - Two changes in France squad for Ireland game

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre, whose side have lost their first three Six Nations championship matches, has included lock Sebastien Vahaamahina and utility back Maxime Medard in a 23-man squad for the Ireland game on March 9.

Six Nations - France make changes for Ireland

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Maxime MEDARD - 26.02.2012 - Ecosse France

Vahaamahina replaces Jocelino Suta, who was on the bench for Saturday's 23-13 loss to England, and Medard comes in for left wing Benjamin Fall.

France were beaten 23-18 by Italy in their opening match before losing 16-6 at home to defending champions Wales.


Backs - Maxime Machenaud, Morgan Parra, Frederic Michalak, Francois Trinh-Duc, Mathieu Bastareaud, Vincent Clerc, Wesley Fofana, Florian Fritz, Yoann Huget, Maxime Medard.

Forwards - Vincent Debaty, Thomas Domingo, Benjamin Kayser, Dimitri Szarzewski, Luc Ducalcon, Nicolas Mas, Yoann Maestri, Christophe Samson, Antonie Claassen, Thierry Dusautoir (captain), Yannick Nyanga, Louis Picamoles, Sebastien Vahaamahina.

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