7 Jun, 15:39
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Harinordoquy is the only remaining member of the pack which started the final game of last season's Six Nations, while with Francois Trinh-Duc and Jonathan Wisniewski ruled out by injury, Lievremont has gone for Damien Traille at number 10 to direct an inexperienced back line.
Centre Fabrice Estebanez of Brive and Perpignan's Jerome Schuster will make their debuts against the Fijians in Nantes, and Jerome Porical, Julien Arias and Castres prop, Luc Ducalcon, will move off the one-cap mark.
Meanwhile, Harinordoquy's Biarritz clubmate, Dimitri Yachvili, is preferred to Morgan Parra, who started in every game in France's Grand Slam campaign last season.
France: J Porical; J Arias, D Marty, F Estebanez, M Medard; D Traille, D Yachvili; J Schuster, G Guirado, L Ducalcon, R Milo-Chluski, J Thion, F Ouedraogo, A Lapandry, I Harinordoquy (capt.). Replacements: B Noirot, T Domingo, J Pierre, S Chabal, M Parra, D Skrela, A Palisson.