Two out for France

France number eight Imanol Harinordoquy has been dropped from the squad for next weekend’s Test with Australia.

France number eight Imanol Harinordoquy has been dropped from the squad for next weekend’s Test with Australia.

Lock Julien Pierre has also been axed with prop Jerome Schuster and flanker Fulgence Ouedraogo coming into the party to face the Wallabies in Paris next Saturday night.

Les Bleus coach Marc Lievremont said: “Imanol’s performance in the last two matches was not as good as usual.

“It’s tough for him but he still has our trust to bounce back.”

France have won both their autumn internationals so far, 34-12 over Fiji last weekend and 15-9 against Argentina yesterday.

The France squad to play Australia is: Forwards: Thomas Domingo, Jerome Schuster, Luc Ducalcon, Nicolas Mas, Guilhem Guirado, William Servat, Lionel Nallet, Jerome Thion, Julien Pierre, Julien Bonnaire, Thierry Dusautoir, Fulgence Ouedraogo, Sebastien Chabal.

Backs: Morgan Parra, Dimitri Yachvili, Damien Traille, Fabrice Estebanez, Yannick Jauzion, Aurelien Rougerie, Marc Andreu, Yoann Huget, Alexis Palisson, Jerome Porical.

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