RWC: France Name Team To Take On Ireland


France coach Phillipe Saint-André has named his side that will take on Ireland in Cardiff on Sunday in the crucial Pool D decider.

Scott Spedding plays at full-back, while Noa Nakaitaci and Brice Dulin flank the South African born fullback. In the centre, Mathieu Bastareaud and Wesley Fofana will provide huge impact if France are on the front foot, given space.

Frederic Michalak gets the nod at out-half, while Morgan Parra misses out to Sebastien Tillous-Borde at scrum-half.

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt will name his team at lunchtime.

The game kicks off at 16.45 on Sunday.

France XV to face Ireland:

Scott Spedding, Noa Nakaitaci, Mathieu Bastareaud, Wesley Fofana, Brice Dulin, Frederic Michalak, Sebastien Tillous-Borde, Eddy Ben Arous, Guilhem Guirado, Rabah Slimani, Pascal Pape, Yoann Maestri, Damien Chouly, Thierry Dusatoir (capt), Louis Picamoles.

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