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French national coach, Bobbie Goulding has made two changes to his sides’ line-up for Friday’s Test match against England in Avignon.

After the Chanticleers surprise defeat to the England Knights development side last week in Leigh, Goulding has introduced Catalan backs Mathias Pala and Frederic Vaccari into the side at the expense of Maxime Greseque and Sebastien Raguin.

Melbourne Storm utility Dane Chisholm has also moved from fullback to halfback for the match, with Cyril Stacul moving from the wing to fullback.

"I decided to make some changes from last week and especially down the right side, which in my opinion did not perform to the level expected for an international," said Goulding.

"Mathias Pala is an enthusiastic player, a hard worker and very talented. Cyril Stacul excels at full-back and Frederic Vaccari has the chance to prove he is one of the best wingers in France."

Chisholm, who has a French mother, and Bradford second rower Olivier Elima are the only non-Catalan Dragons players in the team.

French Chanticleers

Cyril Stacul (Catalan Dragons), Frederic Vaccari (Catalan Dragons), Jean-Philippe Baile (Catalan Dragons),  Mathias Pala (Catalan Dragons),  Vincent Duport (Catalan Dragons),  Thomas Bosc (Catalan Dragons), Dane Chisholm (Melbourne Storm), David Ferriol (Catalan Dragons), Gregory Mounis (Catalan Dragons), Remi Casty (Catalan Dragons), Olivier Elima (Bradford Bulls), Cyrille Gossard (Catalan Dragons),  Jason Baitieri (Catalan Dragons); Subs: Eloi Pelissier (Catalan Dragons),  Jamal Fakir (Catalan Dragons), Michael Simon (Catalan Dragons), Sebastien Raguin (Catalan Dragons)