France coach Jacques Brunel has made thirteen changes to his side that suffered a 49-14 defeat to New Zealand in Dunedin in June this year.
France will tackle South Africa in Paris on Saturday night and Montpellier No 8 Louis Picamoles has been named in France’s starting line-up.
The match will be Picamoles’ first start for Les Bleus since their 23-23 draw with Japan in November last year.
The match is set to get underway at 22h00(SA time) on Saturday in Paris.
15 Maxime Medard, 14 Teddy Thomas, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Geoffrey Doumayrou, 11 Damian Penaud, 10 Camille Lopez, 9 Baptiste Serin, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Arthur Iturria, 6 Wenceslas Lauret, 5 Yoann Maestri, 4 Sebastien Vahaamahina, 3 Cedate Gomes Sa, 2 Guilhem Guirado (captain), 1 Jefferson Poirot
Substitutes: 16 Camille Chat, 17 Dany Priso, 18 Rabah Slimani, 19 Paul Gabrillagues, 20 Mathieu Babillot, 21 Antoine Dupont, 22 Anthony Belleau, 23 Gael Fickou