4 uncapped players picked by France for 6 Nations opener
PARIS (AP) Guy Noves stayed true to his word and will start four uncapped players in his first France team playing Italy to kick off the Six Nations.
Lock Paul Jedrasiak, scrumhalf Sebastien Bezy, center Jonathan Danty, and wing Virimi Vakatawa will all make their debuts on Saturday at the Stade de France.
Jules Plisson, who played with Bezy in the junior ranks, will be the flyhalf.
Noves, who pledged to rejuvenate France in order to build a team capable of winning the Rugby World Cup in 2019, says ''it's important that all my players turn their attention to the future.''