Fabien Galthié and his staff decided to carry out a squad review for this match against the “Teros”, nickname of the Uruguayans. Atonio, Alldritt, Ollivon, Dupont, Jalibert, Fickou, Penaud were notably put to rest. Up front, the usual finishers Gros and Aldegheri are established on the left and right of the first row. They will supervise Pierre Bourgarit, who is taking advantage of Julien Marchand’s injury. In the second row, Woki keeps his place and will be ociated with Romain Taofifenua. Boudehent and Macalou will be on the wings of the third line and will support the returning and captain Anthony Jelonch.
At the hinge, Maxime Lucu and Antoine Hastoy will try to guide the French game while Arthur Vincent and Yoram Moefana will be at the center of the attack. On the wings, Villière also keeps his starting place while on the other, Louis Bielle-Biarrey becomes the youngest French player to play in a World Cup. At the back, Melvyn Jaminet starts.
The composition: Jaminet – Bielle-Biarrey, Vincent, Moefana, Villière – (o) Hastoy, (m) Lucu – Jelonch, Macalou, Boudehent – R. Taofifenua, Woki – Aldegheri, Bourgarit, Gros
Substitutes: Mauvaka, Wardi, Falatea, Flament, Chalureau, Cros, Couilloud, Ramos.