Loann Goujon included in France line-up for Scotland encounter

Loann Goujon, here taking a line-out after coming on against England, will start versus Scotland
Loann Goujon, here taking a line-out after coming on against England, will start versus Scotland
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France have made one change to their starting line-up for the upcoming Six Nations clash against Scotland, which kicks-off on Sunday at Stade de France.

Bordeaux Begles number eight Loann Goujon, who was among the replacement in the game against England will take the position at openisde flanker replacing Damien Chouly, who moves to the bench.

Meanwhile, hooker Christopher Tolofua and second row Julien Le Devedec are also included on the bench replacing Clement Maynadier and Arthur Iturria respectively.

France head coach Guy Noves stated that the change was a straightforward one and is wary of threat from Scotland, who are fresh from a 27-22 win over Ireland.

"This change strengthens the pack, even if the profiles of Chouly and de Goujon are essentially identical. There had already been discussion about this choice before the first game of the tournament."

" We will mainly adapt to the Scottish rugby that you have seen evolve for four years.

"A game based on commitment, speed, aggression, with players who have gained confidence in a highly organised collective."

France team to play Scotland on Sunday

Scott Spedding, Noa Nakaitaci, Remi Lamerat, Gael Fickou, Virimi Vakatawa, Camille Lopez, Baptiste Serin; Cyril Baille, Guilhem Guirado (captain), Uini Atonio, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Yoann Maestri, Loann Goujon, Kevin Gourdon, Louis Picamoles.

Replacements: Christopher Tolofua, Rabah Slimani, Xavier Chiocci, Julien Le Devedec, Damien Chouly, Maxime Machenaud, Jean Marc Doussain, Yoann Huget.

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