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France have been forced to make some alterations to their squad ahead of Sunday's Six Nations clash with Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. 

Uini Antonio and Hassane Kolingar replace their fellow props, Georges-Henri Colombe and Jean-Baptiste Gros. 

The latter was sprung from the bench during the second half of last weekend's 50-10 bonus point win for Les Bleus away to Italy.

Antonio and Kolingar both started for France in December's Autumn Nations Cup final defeat to England.

Centre Arthur Vincent was impressed with what he saw from Ireland during Sunday's defeat to Wales in Cardiff.

"Ireland played with 14-men for most of the match," Vincent told RMC Sport, "They were impressive.

"We know them, they are able to hold onto the ball even with 14 players.

"We expect a huge game. To play them - even without a crowd - it's something huge and always exciting."

Meanwhile, the Montpellier centre says the squad are enjoying life under Fabien Galthie, saying, "Any player who is on the field is dangerous, and is full of potential, it's just great.

"We have a big squad, and even if we play in a certain way we have a freedom, so it's interesting to be able to express yourself on the pitch.

"That's what we're looking for, it's great to have fun and enjoy yourself on the pitch."

France squad v Ireland: 

Backs: Antoine Dupont, Baptiste Serin, Baptiste Couilloud; Matthieu Jalibert, Louis Carbonel; Pierre-Louis Barassi, Gael Fickou, Arthur Vincent; Damian Penaud, Teddy Thomas, Gabin Villiere; Anthony Bouthier, Brice Dulin.

Forwards: Dorian Aldegheri, Cyril Baille, Pierre Bourgarit, Peato Mauvaka, Uini Atonio, Hassane Kolingar, Mohamed Haouas, Julien Marchand; Bernard Le Roux, Paul Willemse, Romain Taofifenua, Baptiste Pesenti, Killian Geraci; Cameron Woki, Charles Ollivon, Dylan Cretin, Anthony Jelonch, Gregory Alldritt.

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