Six Nations 2015: Ben Arous handed first France start in Dublin

France overcame Scotland without managing to score in try in their Six Nations opener
France struggled to subdue Scotland in Paris last weekend
RBS Six Nations: Ireland v France
Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin Date: Saturday, 14 February Kick-off: 17:00 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC TV, HD, Red Button, Radio 5 live, Radio Ulster FM, the BBC Sport website, mobile, the BBC Sport app and Connected TV.

Prop Eddy Ben Arous's inclusion in place of injured Alexandre Menini is France's only change from the win over Scotland for Saturday's Six Nations game against Ireland in Dublin.

Menini was replaced by Racing Metro's Ben Arous early in the second half in Saturday's game in Paris after sustaining a foot injury.

Ben Arous, 24, will be making his first start after winning two previous caps.

Camille Lopez's five penalties helped France edge out Scotland 15-8.

With Brice Dulin still hampered by an arm injury, Scott Spedding will again start at full-back.

The 25-times capped Vincent Debaty takes his place among the replacements for what promises to be a tough match against the champions who kicked off their campaign with a 26-3 win over Italy.

France head coach Philippe Saint-Andre opted not to reshuffle his team despite heavy criticism of last weekend's performance in the French media.

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Ireland winger Tommy Bowe

Scrum-half Morgan Parra remains on the bench despite his impressive cameo performance against the Scots when he came on for South Africa-born Rory Kockott.

Kockott will again pair up with Castres team-mate Camille Lopez.

"Rory also did some interesting things in his first start and he deserves to carry on with Camille for this match," said Saint-Andre on Wednesday.

The French coach added that prop Debaty had been named on the bench after causing Ireland replacement Marty Moore a few scrum difficulties in last year's game in Paris.

Ireland sealed the 2014 title with a 22-20 victory in Paris, but Leus Bleus replacement Debaty held a clear scrummaging edge on substitute Moore amid the nerve-jangling closing stages.

Moore is expected to be again named on Ireland's bench for Saturday's Dublin contest.

"Debaty gave his Irish opposite number a really hard time in the final 20 minutes of the game last season so it is logical to have him on the bench," added the France coach.

France: Scott Spedding; Yoann Huget, Mathieu Bastareaud, Wesley Fofana, Teddy Thomas; Camille Lopez, Rory Kockott; Eddy Ben Arous, Guilhem Guirado, Rabah Slimani; Yoann Maestri, Pascal Pape; Thierry Dusautoir (capt), Damien Chouly, Bernard Le Roux.

Replacements: Benjamin Kayser, Uini Atonio, Vincent Debaty, Romain Taofifenua, Loann Goujon, Morgan Parra, Remi Tales, Remi Lamerat

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