"We worked much better as a team at Twickenham and we need to build on those improvements.
"When you have a lot of players who are learning the high level of the international game, this continuity is important."
France squad to face Ireland in Dublin:
Forwards: V Debaty (Clermont), T Domingo (Clermont), B Kayser (Clermont), D Szarzewski (Racing Metro), L Ducalcon (Racing Metro), N Mas (Perpignan), Y Maestri (Toulouse), C Samson (Castres), Y Nyanga (Toulouse), T Dusautoir (captain, Toulouse), A Claassen (Castres), L Picamoles (Toulon), S Vahaamahina (Perpignan).
Backs: V Clerc (Toulouse), F Fritz (Toulouse), Y Huget (Toulouse), M Medard (Toulouse), W Fofana (Clermont), M Parra (Clermont), M Machenaud (Racing Metro), M Bastareaud (Toulon), F Michalak (Toulon), F Trinh-Duc (Montpellier).