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France coach overhauls lineup for Canada clash

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Latest update : 2011-09-12

France coach Marc Lièvremont has made 11 changes to his team's opening lineup to face Canada on Sunday following their lacklustre - albeit winning - performance against Japan at the weekend.

AP - France coach Marc Lievremont has made 11 changes to his starting lineup to face Canada on Sunday after a disappointing World Cup opening win over Japan.

Scrumhalf Morgan Parra comes into the starting 15 to be reunited with Francois Trinh-Duc, with as Dmitri Yachvilli dropped to the reserves bench in a straight swap.

Hooker William Servat is the only survivor from the forward pack which started in the match against Japan, which the French sealed with three late tries.

France squad: Damien Traille, Vincent Clerc, David Marty, Maxime Mermoz, Aurelien Rougerie (captain), Francoi Trinh-Duc, Morgan Parra; Louis Picamoles, Julien Bonnaire, Fulgence Ouedraogo, Romain Millo-Chluski, Pascal Pape, Luc Ducalon, William Servat, Jean-Baptiste Poux.

 

Date created : 2011-09-12

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