Martin Castrogiovanni has joined European champions Toulon from English side Leicester, the two clubs said on Friday.
Stade Francais prop Sakaria Taulafo is the only change to the Samoa starting lineup to face Italy in Saturday's Test.
Richard Cockerill is expecting a tough task in the pool stage of next season's Heineken Cup after the draw was made in Dublin.
Daniel Carter's absence from the first two Tests against France will only ramp up coach Steve Hansen's rebuilding project.
Heineken Cup champions Toulon avoided the continent's big guns when they were paired with Cardiff Blues, Glasgow and Exeter.
Draw for the pool stage of the 2013-14 Heineken Cup which was made in Dublin on Wednesday.
Northampton will face three-times European champions Leinster in the pool stages of next season's Heineken Cup.
Castres clinched their first French title in 20 years when they upset Toulon 19-14 in the Top 14 final at the Stade de France.
France's tour of New Zealand will be key to their preparations towards the next rugby World Cup in 2015.
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