Damien Traille seems to be the player France coach Marc Lièvremont cannot do without as he has picked him in a different position for the third Test running. Outside-half when they had a shocker against Australia, Traille was played at full-back in the 34-21 win over Scotland and now he will play at inside centre in Dublin on Sunday.
To be fair to Lièvremont this latest change has been forced on him as Clément Poitrenaud comes into the starting XV at full-back, replacing the injured Maxime Mermoz. The veterans Yannick Jauzion and Sébastien Chabal stay on the bench for the trip to the Aviva Stadium.
France team to play Ireland
Clément Poitrenaud; Yoann Huget, Aurélien Rougerie, Damien Traille, Maxime Medard; François Trinh-Duc, Morgan Parra; Thomas Domingo, William Servat, Nicolas Mas, Julien Pierre, Lionel Nallet, Thierry Dusautoir (captain), Julien Bonnaire and Imanol Harinordoquy.
Replacements: 16-Guilhem Guirado, 17-Sylvain Marconnet, 18-Jérôme Thion, 19-Sébastien Chabal, 20-Dimitri Yachvili, 21-Yannick Jauzion, 22-Vincent Clerc