Sebastien Piqueronies, head coach of the French u/20 side made ten changes, eighth to the starting line-up to the team that beat Scotland 42-29 two weeks ago at the Stade du Hameau. With all the players back from duties at their Top 14 clubs, France can pick their strongest side for this make or break match against Ireland u/20.
The only injury forced change is Gaulthier Maravat at lock who replaces Thomas Lavault. At the back Matthis Lebel, Louis Carbonel, captain Arthur Vincent and Julien Delbouis are the returnees. In the front Jean Baptiste Gross, Sacha Zegueur returns after doing duty at their respective Top 14 clubs.
Nardi, Pinto, Vincent (capt), Delbouis, Lebel, Carbonel, Delord, Joseph, Zegueur, Boudehent, Vanverberghe, Maravat, Chisel, Barka, Gros
Zarantonello, Eglaine, Beria, Warion, Lemardelet, Viallard, Smaïli, Dumortier