Six Nations 2014: France give fly-half Plisson debut

SIX NATIONS: France v England

  • Venue: Stade de France
  • Date: 1 February, 2014
  • Kick-off: 17:00 GMT

Coverage: Watch live Six Nations coverage on BBC One, BBC One HD, mobiles and online from 14:00 GMT; listen on BBC Radio 5 Live from 17:00 GMT; text commentary on BBC Sport website and mobiles

Stade Francais fly-half Jules Plisson will make his France debut in Saturday's Six Nations match against England in Paris.

The 22-year-old will form an inexperienced half-back partnership with Toulouse's Jean-Marc Doussain.

Stade Francais lock Pascal Pape will captain Les Bleus in the absence of the injured flanker Thierry Dusautoir.

Bernard Le Roux replaces Dusautoir in the back row, while Mathieu Bastareaud has been selected at centre.

France: Brice Dulin (Castres); Yoann Huget (Toulouse), Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), Wesley Fofana (Clermont Auvergne), Maxime Medard (Toulouse); Jules Plisson (Stade Francais), Jean-Marc Doussain (Toulouse); Thomas Domingo (Clermont Auvergne), Benjamin Kayser (Clermont Auvergne), Nicolas Mas (Montpellier), Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Francais), Pascal Pape (Stade Francais, capt), Yannick Nyanga (Toulouse), Bernard Le Roux (Racing Metro), Louis Picamoles (Toulouse).

Replacements: Dimitri Szarzewski (RacingMetro), Yannick Forestier (Castres), Rabah Slimani (Stade Francais), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse), Antoie Burban (Stade Francais), Damien Chouly (Clermont Auvergne), Maxime Machenaud (Racing Metro), Gael Fickou (Toulouse)