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Les Bleus unchanged for Pumas Test match

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

PARIS - France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has rewarded his players for an outstanding performance against Australia by keeping the same squad to face Argentina in a rugby Test on Saturday.

France thrashed Australia 33-6 on Saturday night (Sunday morning Fiji time) to record their biggest win against the Wallabies since 1976.

Flyhalf Frederic Michalak was outstanding and the pack dominated in the scrum, with No.8 Louis Picamoles scoring the game's first try before Michalak set up winger Wesley Fofana for the second.

Lock Yoann Maestri has made good progress from a back injury, and Saint-Andre hopes he will be in contention for Saturday's match in Lille.

France faced the Pumas twice in June, losing the first Test 23-20 and winning the second 49-10.

France completes their Test program for 2012 against Samoa on November 24.