Fly-half Frederic Michalak has been called up to replace Francois Gelez for France's RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy on March 23 in Rome.
The Stade Toulousain youngster has six caps and last played for Les Bleus during the November Tests in 2001.
The other change to the squad on duty for the 15-12 defeat by Ireland is the return of Bourgoin prop Olivier Milloud for Christian Califano.
Captain Fabien Galthie is still sidelined after missing the Ireland clash with a shoulder injury.
The starting line-up will be announced by coach Bernard Laporte and team manager Jo Maso on March 19.
Squad: J-J Crenca (Agen), S Marconnet (Stade FranÃƒÂ§ais), O Milloud (Bourgoin), R Ibanez (Castres), J-B Rue (Agen), F Pelous (Stade Toulousain), O Brouzet (Montferrand), D Auradou (Stade FranÃƒÂ§ais), S Betsen (Biarritz), O Magne (Montferrand), S Chabal (Bourgoin), I Harinordoquy (Pau); D Yachvili (Biarritz), M Barrau (Agen), G Merceron (Montferrand), F Michalak (Stade Toulousain), D Traille (Pau), X Garbajosa (Stade Toulousain), T Castaignede (Saracens), V Clerc (Stade Toulousain), A Rougerie (Montferrand), C Poitrenaud (Stade Toulousain)