The Scottish Mail on Sunday



FRANCE coach Fabien Galthie insists he has complete trust in youngster Arthur Vincent after drafting the 20-year-old in for today’s showdown with Italy.

Montpellie­r centre Vincent will come in for the injured Virimi Vakatawa in the only change from the XV which started the fine win over England last weekend.

Vincent, a two-time Under-20 world champion, will partner Gael Fickou in the centre at the Stade de France, with Damian Penaud once again unavailabl­e due to a calf injury.

Galthie said: ‘Vincent is a player who has the perfect career course. We expect him to be himself, with his strengths, his maturity but also his youth.

‘He is a multi-purpose centre, first or second, capable of being a regulator or an accelerato­r.’

Italy are seeking a maiden win over Les Bleus in Paris.

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