France coach Bernard Laporte has announced he will ring the changes ahead of Saturday's second Test against South Africa as his side go in search of a series win.
Les Bleus drew 30-30 with the Springboks in Durban at the weekend and although a number of French players impressed in the victory, Laporte feels it is necessary to mix things up for next weekend's game in Port Elizabeth.
"Individually, Sebastien Bruno, Pascal Pape, Julien Bonnaire, Jean-Baptiste Elissalde and Frederic Michalak have all produced a great performance," Laporte said.
"Frederic in particular was decisive, he was good in defence and he prevented our rivals from organising their game.
"He was very precious to us. And I am not even talking about Yannick Jauzion whose level has reached new heights.
"However, we must set up some sort of competition within the team and it is also necessary that all the players get their chance.
"This would not be a problem if we had to start back from scratch with a new team on Saturday."
Laporte also wants to see more players in action as his thoughts turn to the World Cup, even if the prestigious competition, which will be held on French soil, is two years away.
"The changes are always dictated by the World Cup," he added.
"Our will, as we've repeated many times, is to see a maximum of players and avoid judging on one match.
"In the past there were matches organised during the week, in between Test matches, to see the players' levels.
"But now there are only the Test matches to do that. On Saturday we will just have to find the right balance between the experienced and the youth.
"For example when Charly (Olivier Magne) talked to the players before the match his speech really had a great effect.
"Magne, with his 80 caps, brought his experience to the group and he was heard, that's why the mixture is always important."
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