Six Nations
Bastareaud benched for Wales clash
ESPN Staff
February 25, 2015
France's Mathieu Bastareaud, right, has been dropped by France © Getty Images
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Mathieu Bastareaud has been left out of France's starting XV for their Six Nations clash against Wales in Paris.

Philippe Saint-Andre makes five changes overall from the 18-11 defeat to Ireland in Dublin, three of them enforced, with Remy Lamerat brought in to partner Wesley Fofana in the centre.

Morgan Parra also replaces the sidelined Rory Kockott at scrum-half, while Brice Dulin comes in for Scott Spedding at full-back.

Pascal Pape, who picked up a 10-week ban for kneeing Jamie Heaslip in the back, is replaced by Romain Taofifenua while Sofian Guitone comes in on the wing for the injured Teddy Thomas.

France: B Dulin; Y Huget, R Lamerat, W Fofana, S Guitoune; C Lopez, M Parra; E Ben Arous, G Guirado, R Slimani, R Taofifenua, Y Maestri; T Dusautoir, B Le Roux, D Chouly

Replacements: B Kayser, U Atonio, V Debaty, J Suta, L Goujon, R Tales, M Bastareaud

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