France pick debut pair

France coach Marc Lievremont will field an experimental side against Fiji in the first of three November Tests.

Two uncapped players, Perpignan prop Jerome Schuster and Brive centre Fabrice Estebanez, will start Saturday's match in Nantes. Lievremont said he tried to build "a homogeneous and balanced team, with a clear will to insert young players into a core of experienced internationals". Thierry Dusautoir, who captained the team to the Six Nations Grand Slam this year, won't play and will pass the armband to Imanol Harinordoquy.

Lievremont will field the Biarritz halves pairing of Dimitri Yachvili and Damien Traille while scrum-half Morgan Parra and lock Sebastien Chabal will be on the bench. It will be Traille's first start at flyhalf in four years.

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France team: J Porical, J Arias, D Marty, F Estebanez, M Medard, D Traille, D Yachvili,I Harinordoquy (captain), A Lapandry, F Ouedraogo, J Thion, R Millo-Chluski, L Ducalcon, G Guirado, J Schuster. Subs: B Noirot, T Domingo, J Pierre, S Chabal, M Parra, D Skrela, A Palisson, N Mas.