Summoned to Marcoussis this week before being released on Wednesday evening, La Rochelle opener Antoine Hastoy was established for the reception of the Parisian leader, this Saturday at the opening of the 18th day of the Top 14. Teddy Thomas forfeits, the English winger Jack Nowell returns to the Maritimes starting XV.

Up front, captain Judicaël Cancoriet, Levani Botia and Yoan Tanga will form the third line for the sixth consecutive time against Stade Français. First start for young pillar Alexandre Kaddouri, U20 world champion last summer, who only made two appearances in the Top 14.