France coach Bernard Laporte has made eight changes to his starting XV for Saturday's second Test against South Africa.
Les Bleus drew 30-30 with the Springboks last weekend and Laporte had announced that the team would be rotated in the second match in a bid to sustain competition between the players.
Hooker William Servat and prop Pieter De Villiers are both back in the pack while lock Thibault Privat replaces Romain Millo-Chluski and flanker Remy Martin will start an international match for the first time in place of Olivier Magne.
In the backs scrum-half Dimitri Yachvili returns and will take over the captaincy as well.
There are also recalls for centre Damien Traille, winger Vincent Clerc and full-back Nicolas Brusque.
France team to play South Africa: N Brusque (Biarritz); V Clerc (Toulouse), Y Jauzion (Toulouse), D Traille (Biarritz), C Heymans (Toulouse); F Michalak (Toulouse), D Yachvili (Biarritz); S Marconnet (Stade Francais), W Servat (Toulouse), P De Villiers (Stade Francais), T Privat (Clermont), P Pape (Toulouse), Y Nyanga (Beziers), R Martin (Stade Francais), J Bonnaire (Bourgoin).
Replacements: S Bruno (Sale), O Milloud (Bourgoin), G Lamboley (Toulouse), O Magne (Clermont), J Elissalde (Toulouse), B Baby (Toulouse), J Laharrague (Brive).
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