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Saint-Andre explains switch

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: February 22, 2013

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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."

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