Montpellier utility back Benjamin Fall, who has played in both the TOP 14 club’s Heineken Champions Cup ties this season and scored a try against Edinburgh Rugby, will make his first Test start of the autumn on Saturday for France against Fiji at the Stade de France in Paris.
The 29-year-old will wear the No.15 shirt for Les Bleus, after impressing as Maxime Medard’s replacement from the second minute of France’s 28-13 home win over Argentina when the Toulouse back was concussed.
Fall’s selection for his 14th cap is one of two changes by head coach Jacques Brunel to last weekend’s starting XV. The other is the recall of ASM Clermont Auvergne prop Rabah Slimani for Racing 92’s Cedate Gomes Sa.
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Brunel has also altered his bench, with recalls for Lyon lock Felix Lambey and Montpellier back-row forward Kelian Galletier, plus a first call-up for Toulouse hooker Julien Marchand, who has played in both his club’s Heineken Champions Cup ties this season as they jumped to the top of Pool 1.
Likewise, Lambey and Galletier have featured in both their clubs’ Heineken Champions Cup matches this season, Lambey in Pool 3 and Galletier in Pool 5.