Raka returns in France’s six changes for Autumn Nations Cup final

PARIS (AFP) – Winger Alivereti Raka is among six changes named by Head Coach Fabien Galthie yesterday for this weekend’s Autumn Nations Cup final with England.

Fijian-born Raka, 25, who made his previous Test appearance at last year’s Rugby World Cup benefits from an agreement between the French federation and the Top 14 league.

French squad members are allowed to feature on just three team sheets across the six matches during the autumnal campaign with Raka replacing Teddy Thomas on the right flank for Sunday’s match at Twickenham.

Elsewhere, Bordeaux-Begles 20-year-old Yoram Moefana will make his first international start taking Jean-Pascal Barraque’s place at outside centre.

Clermont’s French winger Alivereti Raka scores one of two tries during Clermont’s win against Harlequins. PHOTO: AFP