Flanker Yannick Nyanga will replace his Toulouse clubmate Yacouba Camara in France’s squad for next weekend’s international against the Wallabies, manager Philippe Saint-Andre said on Sunday.
“Yacouba Camara is a young player with huge potential,” said Saint-Andre.
“But Yannick Nyanga has had great performances with Toulouse, he has lived and has experience at the highest level and we also know his mindset.”
Camara, 20, was among the 30-man France training squad this week but is still waiting for his first cap after being left off the starting list for their 40-15 victory over Fiji in Marseille on Saturday.
Nyanga, 30, has 39 caps, but missed the buildup and the game as he recovered from a groin injury, although he played in Saturday’s Top 14 win over Bordeaux-Begles.
The switch is the only change for the squad for next Saturday’s clash against Australia in Stade de France.
Forwards (16): Xavier Chiocci (Toulon), Alexandre Menini (Toulon), Benjamin Kayser (Clermont), Guilhem Guirado (Toulon), Nicolas Mas (Montpellier), Uini Atonio (La Rochelle), Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Franais), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse), Pascal Pap (Stade Franais), Sbastien Vahaamahina (Clermont), Damien Chouly (Clermont), Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse), Bernard Le Roux (Racing-Mtro), Virgile Bruni (Toulon), Charles Ollivon (Bayonne), Yannick Nyanga (Toulouse)
Backs (14): Rory Kockott (Castres), Sbastien Tillous-Borde (Toulon), Rmi Tales (Castres), Camille Lopez (Clermont), Pierre Bernard (Bordeaux-Bgles), Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), Wesley Fofana (Stade Franais), Maxime Mermoz (Toulon), Alexandre Dumoulin (Racing-Mtro), Teddy Thomas (Racing-Mtro), Maxime Mdard (Toulouse), Benjamin Fall (Montpellier), Scott Spedding (Bayonne), Yoann Huget (Toulouse)