France have been dealt a blow ahead of their final game in the Six Nations against Scotland with Bordeaux Begles fly-half Matthieu Jalibert ruled out of the encounter due to a head injury.
The 22-year-old sustained the blow during the 30th minute in the fifth round clash against Wales at Stade de France which the Les Bleus went on to win 32-30 to deny Wayne Pivac's side a Grand Slam.
The absence of Jalibert will see Romain Ntamack expected to start at fly-half for the game against Scotland which has been rescheduled to be played on 26th March.
Meanwhile, Jalibert's place in the squad is taken by Louis Carbonel, who featured for France in the opening game of the tournament against Italy. Overall, he has played three Tests for France since his international debut in the Autumn Nations Cup last year.
France last won a Six Nations tournament in 2010 and are currently positioned third in the table with three wins from four matches and will need to beat Scotland scoring four tries with a point difference of 21 or score six tries with a difference of 20 points to claim the title.