But despite the French opting for a side with nine players who started the World Cup final, Dusautoir insists they will be taking nothing for granted against the Scots.
"We know they put a lot of rhythm into the game," he said. "Players like Jim Hamilton, Richie Gray and Ross Rennie have made a good start to the tournament and have been very efficient. I'm sure they will play very well but we'll play to our strengths.
"[The young players] play with a lot of enthusiasm. That has become clear since the World Cup and in the Six Nations. But I really want to focus on the strengths of the French team. They will allow us to win what is an important game.
"We have the set piece and our defence which we will have to rely on to win a match that will be played at high intensity.
"We've already shown that we can cope with playing at that rhythm. We will have to be at our best mentally and athletically to win.
"It's important because we have two home games to come and it will be just our second game of the tournament.
"During a normal Six Nations we are used to going back to our clubs before returning into the French team. The bigger question surrounds our ability to play four games in a row.
"We need to start well. The team is well-prepared to play and win here in Scotland. The objective is clear in our heads."