FRANCE coach Philippe Saint-Andre has explained his decision to bring the guillotine down on his half-back pairing for tomorrow's match at Twickenham.
Francois Trinh-Duc and Morgan Parra have replaced Frederic Michalak and Maxime Machenaud.
"We are making logical preparations for the next World Cup," Saint-Andre said. "And we cannot go to a World Cup with a single half-back pairing.
"Frederic has played a lot (last six matches). We also wanted to take off some of the pressure."