French coach Jacques Brunel has made five changes to the team that lost heavily to the All Blacks last weekend, including bringing in three Top14 finalists who have just joined the team in New Zealand.

Montpelier players Kelian Galletier (number eight) and Ben Fall (fullback), and Mathieu Babillot, captain of the competition-winning team Castres Olympique, will start at Westpac Stadium on Saturday.

Toulouse centre Gael Fickou replaces wing Remy Grosso who suffered two fractures to his skull and has been given the all-clear by an Auckland ophthalmologist to take a flight home to France yesterday.

Bernard Le Roux will start at lock for Paul Gabrillagues.


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France side
15 Ben Fall
14 Teddy Thomas
13 Mathieu Bastareaud (cap.)
12 Geoffrey Doumayrou
11 Gael Fickou
10 Anthony Belleau
9 Morgan Parra
8 Kelian Galletier
7 Kevin Gourdon
6 Mathieu Babillot
5 Yoann Maestri
4 Bernard Le Roux
3 Uini Atonio
2 Camille Chat
1 Dany Priso.

Pierre Bougarit, Cyril Baille, Cedate Gomes Sa, Paul Gabrillagues, Alexandre Lapandry, Baptiste Serin, Jules Plisson, Maxime Medard,