Wallabies captain Michael Hooper is bracing for a fierce French backlash from their beefed-up forward pack in tonight's second Test at Melbourne's AAMI Park. Australia made just one change to their side from the one that pulled out a miraculous 23-21 first Test victory in Brisbane, with giant prop Taniela Tupou replacing Allan Alaalatoa. But France have matched that with a big bopper tighthead of their own, naming 1.92m, 132kg Castres strongman Wilfrid Hounkpatin to make his Test debut "They're going to take it up another level this week," Hooper said. "They've made five changes up front and they're going to be bringing a hell of a lot of emotion and physicality to this game. "It's a lot of weight up front with both teams so it's going to be a great contest." France coach Fabien Galthie has also named two new starting locks in Pierre-Henri Azagoh and Cyril Cazeaux and two new flankers in Cameron Woki and Ibrahim Diallo. "We know the French are coming in hot when it comes to set piece, it's something they pride themselves on, so our full eight has a responsibility there," Hooper said. The win in Brisbane lifted the Wallabies from seventh to fifth in the world, ahead of Six Nations runners-up France who slumped to sixth. But Wallabies coach Dave Rennie described the performance as "substandard" and the harsh reality is they would have likely been well beaten by a full strength France. "We want to improve significantly this week and our focus has been on that, across the board in where we try and get to and where we think we can hurt these guys," Hooper said. "We think we have so much more in us. We have to back our skillset to be able to get it to there, and we think we can do some damage to these guys." While far from satisfied with the execution at Suncorp Stadium, Hooper - who scored a crucial late try - was extremely happy with the attitude and fight of his side. The effort and street-smarts of three substitutes - Tupou, Darcy Swain and Tate McDermott - combined to force the crucial turnover after the siren as the Wallabies completed a miraculous turnaround. "When you say it like that, 15-0 down, we weren't really taking that in too much at the time. We were focused on what we could control," Hooper said. "Yes, there were 15 points on the board. But then we started to get a run of things. We were focusing on getting down into their zone, staying in their zone, what type of points we would put on the board... "It was definitely some good discussion going on on the field around some of the on-field leaders of how we could get back into the game. "It proved to work for us, and there will be time where there are challenges like that throughout the year across the course of the teams we play. Perhaps even tomorrow night."