France v Ireland: Clement Poitrenaud and Julien Bonnaire called up

France bring Poitrenaud and Bonnaire into side for rearranged Ireland clash

France team to play Ireland

C Poitrenaud (Toulouse);
V Clerc (Toulouse), A Rougerie (Clermont Auvergne), W Fofana (Clermont
Auvergne), J Malzieu (Clermont Auvergne); F Trinh-Duc (Montpellier), M
Parra (Clermont Auvergne); J-B Poux (Toulouse), D Szarzewski (Stade
Francais), N Mas (Perpignan), P Pape (Stade Francais), Y Maestri
(Toulouse), T Dusautoir (Toulouse, capt), J Bonnaire (Clermont
Auvergne), I Harinordoquy (Biarritz).

Replacements: W Servat (Toulouse), V
Debaty (Clermont Auvergne), L Nallet (Racing Metro), L Picamoles
(Toulouse), J Dupuy (Stade Francais), L Beauxis (Toulouse), M Mermoz
(Perpignan).

France have made two changes to the side
that beat Scotland last time out for their rearranged RBS 6 Nations
game with Ireland on Sunday.

Les Bleus coach Philippe Saint-Andre announced on Monday Clement Poitrenaud had been called up to replace Maxime Medard for the game at the Stade de France after the full-back was ruled out with a knee injury picked up in the 23-17 win over Scotland.

Recalled: France forward Julien Bonnaire (right) will play on the flank

Recalled: France forward Julien Bonnaire (right) will play on the flank

The other change sees flanker Julien
Bonnaire replace No 8 Louis Picamoles. The move will see Imanol
Harinordoquy shift from the flank to fill in at No 8.

The match in Paris had originally been scheduled for February 11 but was postponed just before kick-off due to a frozen pitch.

Cover: Full-back Clement Poitrenaud (centre) replaces Maxime Medard

Cover: Full-back Clement Poitrenaud (centre) replaces Maxime Medard