Thomson ReutersFebruary 1, 2013 05:46
* Machenaud retains place at scrumhalf
* 2011 defeat in Rome still stings coach Saint-Andre (Adds details, quotes)
By Jean-Paul Couret
MARCOUSSIS, France, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Former captain Thierry Dusautoir will make his return as France face a tricky trip to Italy in their Six Nations opener on Sunday, manager Philippe Saint-Andre said on Friday.
Flanker Dusautoir was named in the starting line up for the first time since last year's tournament after missing the June and November tests.