Australia v France, 2nd Test
France recall Thierry Dusautoir
ESPN Staff
June 12, 2014
Thomas Domingo is one of the players benched for the Melbourne Test © Getty Images

France have recalled Thierry Dusautoir for the second Test against Australia at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Saturday, the inspirational captain just one of 10 changes to the starting line-up after their 50-23 hiding at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane last Saturday.

Dusautoir is joined in the team by fly-half Remi Tales and centre Mathieu Bastareaud, who both sat out the loss in Brisbane after their late arrival in Australia following the French Top 14 final. Props Alexandre Menini and Rabah Slimani have also been named, along with flanker Yannick Nyanga and fullback Brice Dulin.

Morgan Parra has been selected at scrum-half after his 10-minute cameo off the bench at Suncorp Stadium, where he scored one try and had a hand in another.

Louis Picamoles has been named on the bench with Damien Chouly retaining the No.8 spot.

France: Brice Dulin; Yoann Huget, Mathieu Bastareaud, Wesley Fofana, Maxime Medard; Remi Tales, Morgan Parra,; Damien Chouly, Thierry Dusautoir (captain), Yannick Nyanga; Yoann Maestri, Alexandre Flanquart; Rabah Slimani, Guilhem Guirado, Alexandre Menini. Replacements: Brice Mach, Thomas Domingo, Nicolas Mas, Bernard Le Roux, Louis Picamoles, Antoine Burban, Frederic Michalak, Remi Lamerat.

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