France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has made several significant changes to his side as they seek to get their Six Nations campaign back on track against England this weekend.
Les Bleus have lost both of their opening matches, against Italy and Wales, and the former Sale director of rugby has been widely criticised for his selection policy.
He been particularly pilloried for his decision to select Frederic Michalak at fly-half, even though he is playing at scrum half for his club side, Toulon.
Saint-Andre has now bowed to pressure and picked Francois Trinh-Duc at number ten for the Twickenham clash, while Morgan Parra will partner him in a new-look half-back pairing.
Wesley Fofana has also been selected in his usual position of 12, rather being isolated on the wing, while Vincent Clerc returns to the side at 14.
France team to face England:
Yoann Huget; Vincent Clerc, Mathieu Bastareaud, Wesley Fofana, Benjamin Fall; Francois Trinh-Duc, Morgan Parra; Thomas Domingo, Benjamin Kayser, Nicolas Mas, Christophe Samson, Yoann Maestri, Yannick Nyanga, Thierry Dusautoir (capt), Louis Picamoles
Replacements: Dimitri Szarzewski, Vincent Debaty, Luc Ducalcon, Jocelino Suta, Antonie Claassen, Maxime Machenaud, Frederic Michalak, Florian Fritz