France vs Argentina: And this weekend Les Bleus know that they have to put it right against Argentina. Jacques Brunel’s side slipped to a fifth defeat in a row – they have not won since downing England during the 2018 Six Nations – in dramatic fashion against the Springboks.
They let a 14-point lead slip in the second half but impressed for large parts of the clash – and as a result have made minimal changes.
Gael Fickou comes in to the centres in place of Geoffrey Doumayrou while Yoann Huget comes onto the wing in place of Damian Penaud who is ruled out with an ankle problem.
The Pumas meanwhile will take some stopping, despite their narrow defeat to Ireland last time out in Dublin.
The two sides, who are also drawn together in the same Pool for the Rugby World Cup next year, last met in the summer of 2016 with a drawn two-Test series in South America.
But since then Mario Ledesma has taken over in charge of the Pumas who won two games in the Rugby Championship for the first time ever and should have had a third.