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Yachvili back for France

Yachvili and Marconnet return
By Reuters

08/03/2006 at 19:10Updated

France have brought in scrumhalf Dimitri Yachvili and prop Sylvain Marconnet for Sunday's Six Nations match against England in Paris. Yachvili replaces Jean-Baptiste Elissalde, who drops to the bench after starting France's first three games of the Six Nations against Scotland, Ireland and Italy.

Marconnet comes in for Olivier Milloud as loosehead prop in the only other change from the starting team that defeated Italy 37-12 on Feb. 25.

On the bench, hooker Dimitri Szarzewski and centre Ludovic Valbon take over from Sebastien Bruno and David Marty, who are injured.

Team: 15-Thomas Castaignede; 14-Aurelien Rougerie, 13-Florian Fritz, 12-Damien Traille, 11-Christophe Dominici; 10-Frederic Michalak, 9-Dimitri Yachvili; 8-Thomas Lievremont, 7-Olivier Magne, 6-Yannick Nyanga, 5-Jerome Thion, 4-Fabien Pelous (captain), 3-Pieter de Villiers, 2-Raphael Ibanez, 1-Olivier Milloud.

Replacements: 16-Dimitri Szarzewski, 17-Sylvain Marconnet, 18-Lionel Nallet, 19-Julien Bonnaire, 20-Jean-Baptiste Elissalde, 21-Ludovic Valbon, 22-Cedric Heymans.

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