Fabien Galthie has named his match-day line-up for their New Zealand Test

France Autumn Internationals Squad 2021

Fabien Galthie has made five changes to his France XV to face New Zealand on Saturday after they beat Georgia last Sunday.

Romain Ntamack switches to fly-half with Jonathan Danty coming in at centre and Gabin Villière is back on the wing in place of Matthis Lebel.

In the forwards, Peato Mauvaka makes his first autumn start at hooker, Paul Willemse is in at lock and Francios Cros is welcomed back at flanker. Cros will start at six and so Anthony Jelonch moves to seven.

On the bench, Dylan Cretin and Gaëtan Barlot make their first appearance of the autumn.

France team to play New Zealand – Saturday 20 November

Melvyn Jaminet; Damian Penaud, Gael Fickou, Jonathan Danty, Gabin Villière; Romain Ntamack, Antoine Dupont (captain); Cyril Baille, Peato Mauvaka, Uini Atonio, Cameron Woki, Paul Willemse, Francois Cros, Anthony Jelonch, Gregory Alldritt.

Replacements: Gaëtan Barlot, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Demba Bamba, Romain Taofifenua, Thibaud Flament, Dylan Cretin, Maxime Lucu, Matthieu Jalibert.

France team to play Georgia – Sunday 14 November

Melvyn Jaminet; Damian Penaud, Gael Fickou, Romain Ntamack, Matthis Lebel; Matthieu Jalibert, Antoine Dupont (captain); Cyril Baille, Julien Marchand, Uini Atonio, Cameron Woki, Romain Taofifenua, Anthony Jelonch, Sekou Macalou, Gregory Alldritt

Replacements: Peato Mauvaka, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Demba Bamba, Thibaud Flament, Paul Willemse, Francois Cros, Maxime Lucu, Jonathan Danty.

France team to play Argentina – Saturday 6 November

Melvyn Jaminet; Damian Penaud, Gael Fickou, Romain Ntamack, Gabin Villière; Matthieu Jalibert, Antoine Dupont; Cyril Baille, Julien Marchand, Mohamed Haouas, Thibaud Flament, Paul Willemse, François Cros, Cameron Woki, Anthony Jelonch.

Replacements: Peato Mauvaka, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Demba Bamba, Romain Taofifenua, Gregory Alldritt, Sekou Macalou, Maxime Lucu, Jonathan Danty.

France Autumn Internationals Squad 2021

France‘s 42-man squad to face Argentina, New Zealand and Georgia in their autumn Internationals fixtures has been named by coach Fabien Galthie.

Nine uncapped players have been selected alongside familiar faces such as half-backs Antoine Dupont and Romain Ntamack.

Camille Chat, Pierre-Louis Barassi and Teddy Thomas all miss out through injury, as does Charles Ollivon, who captained France in the Six Nations.

The hosts’ most recent result against their first opponents Argentina was a nail-biter at the 2019 World Cup that France won 23-21. Can Galthie’s side secure a more comfortable victory this time as they build on impressive performances in 2021?

After the Pumas, they play Georgia in Bordeaux and then return to the Stade de France for the ‘big one’ against New Zealand.

France Autumn Internationals Squad 2021


(DoB/Club/Position/Test debut/caps)

Dorian Aldegheri (4 Aug 1993/Toulouse/Prop/2019 v England/8)
Grégory Alldritt (23 Mar 1997/La Rochelle/Back-row/2019 v Wales/26)
Cyril Baille (15 Sep 1993/Toulouse/Prop/2016 v Samoa/31)
Demba Bamba (17 March 1998/Lyon/2018 v Fiji/20)
Gaëtan Barlot (13 Apr 1997/Castres/Prop/2021 v Australia/4)
Dylan Cretin (4 Mar 1997/Lyon/Back-row/2020 v Wales/13)
François Cros (25 Mar 1994/Toulouse/Back-row/2019 v Scotland/11)
Ibrahim Diallo (23 Jan 1998/Racing/Back-row/2021 v Australia/1)
Thibaud Flament (29 Apr 1997/Toulouse/Lock/2021 v Argentina/3)
Killian Geraci (25 Mar 1999/Lyon/Lock or Flanker/2020 v Italy/2)
Jean-Baptiste Gros (29 May 1999/Toulon/Prop/2020 v Wales/14)
Wilfrid Hounkpatin (29 Jul 1991/Castres/Prop/2021 v Australia/1)
Anthony Jelonch (28 Jul 1996/Castres/Back-row/2017 v New Zealand/14)
Bernard Le Roux (4 Jun 1989/Racing 92/Back-row/2013 v New Zealand/47)
Sekou Macalou (10 Apri 1995/Stade Français/Back-row/2017 v Japan/7)
Julien Marchand (10 May 1995/Toulouse/Hooker/2018 v Fiji/16)
Peato Mauvaka (10 Jan 1997/Toulouse/Hooker/2019 v Scotland/9)
Thierry Paiva (19 Nov 1995/Bordeaux-Bègles/Prop)
Romain Taofifenua (13 Sep 1990/Toulon/Lock/2012 v Argentina/31)
Florent Vanverberghe (22 Jul 2000/Castres/Lock or No 8)
Florian Verhaeghe (27 Apr 1997/Montpellier/Lock)
Paul Willemse (13 Nov 1993/Montpellier/Lock/2019 v Wales/19)
Cameron Woki (7 November 1998/Bordeaux Bègles/Back-row/2020 v England/12)


Romain Buros (31 Jul 1997/Bordeaux-Bègles/Wing or full-back)
Baptiste Couilloud (22 Jul 1997/Lyon/Scrum-half/2018 v Italy/8)
Jonathan Danty (7 Oct 1992/Stade Francias/Centre/2016 v Italy/11)
Brice Dulin (13 Apr 1990/La Rochelle/Full-back/2012 v Argentina/36)
Antoine Dupont (15 Nov 1996/Toulouse/Scrum-half/2017 v Italy/35)
Gaël Fickou (26 Mar 1994/Racing 92/Centre/2013 v Scotland/67)
Aymeric Luc (14 Oct 1997/Toulon/Wing or full-back)
Maxime Lucu (12 Jan 1993/Bordeaux-Bègles/Scrum-half/2021 v Georgia/2)
Antoine Hastoy (4 Jun 1997/Pau/Fly-half/2021 v Australia/1)
Matthieu Jalibert (6 Nov 1998/Bordeaux Bègles/Fly-half/2018 v Ireland/15)
Melvyn Jaminet (30 Jun 1999/Perpignan/Full-back/2021 v Australia/6)
Matthis Lebel (25 Mar 1999/Toulouse/Wing or full-back/2021 v Georgia/1)
Yoram Moefana (18 Jul 2000/Bordeaux Bègles/Centre/2020 v Italy/2)
Romain Ntamack (1 May 1999/Toulouse/Fly-half/2019 v Wales/23)
Damian Penaud (25 Sep 1996/Clermont/Wing/2017 v South Africa/28)
Thomas Ramos (23 Jul 1995/Toulouse/Full-back/2019 v England/14)
Donovan Taofifenua (30 Mar 1999/Racing 92/Wing)
Tani Vili (31 Oct 2000/Clermont/Centre)
Gabin Villière (13 Dec 1995/Toulon/Wing/2020 v Italy/8)

France Autumn Internationals Fixtures 2021

Sat 6 November, France 29-20 Argentina (Stade de France)

Sun 14 November, France 41-15 Georgia (1pm, Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux) Live on Amazon Prime

Sat 20 November, France 40-25 New Zealand (8pm Stade de France) Live on Amazon Prime

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