Jacques Brunel has tinkered with his half-back pairing again for the match against Tonga, Baptiste Serin and Romain Ntamack starting.
France made hard work of beating the United States in Fukuoka and Bernard Le Roux accepted they were complacent in the first half.
France made hard work of gaining maximum points against a spirited United States side, but scored five tries to get the job done.
The United States were hammered by England in their Rugby World Cup opener - France now hope to do the same to them on Wednesday.
Guilhem Guirado was proud of France's first-half display against Argentina, but acknowledged their second 40 was not good enough.
Camille Lopez's first act after coming on was to score a match-winning drop-goal to spare France's blushes against Argentina.
France have frustrated their fans and themselves with inconsistent displays over recent years and Damien Penaud has issued a rallying call.
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