France will be without winger Teddy Thomas and are sweating on the availability of full-back Anthony Bouthier ahead of their concluding Six Nations outing against Ireland on Saturday. 

Andy Farrell's side head to Paris in search of a fourth title in seven years against a French side for whom faint championship ambitions could still be realised depending on results.

France will win the title if they better England's result by two or more points. A bonus-point win won't be enough by itself unless England win but fail to get a bonus.

Les Blues returned to action with 38-21 victory over Wales at Stade de France at the weekend, but are counting the cost from the friendly encounter. 

Racing 92 dangerman Thomas, who scored a try against Wales and was expected to start on the wing, has been forced out of the squad with a hamstring injury and has been replaced by Bordeaux out-half Mathieu Jalibert. 

Full-back Bouthier was withdrawn at half-time with what French authorities have described as a "suspected concussion" and is following return-to-play protocols. 

Fabien Galthié will find out later today if back row Bernard Le Roux will be available for the deciding clash. 

Le Roux appeared to make contact with the head of Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones at a ruck was cited for allegedly "striking with the arm".

He will learn his fate at today’s hearing. 

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