France Names Squad For Italy

Philippe Saint-André has named his match day squad for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup Pool D clash against Italy at Twickenham.  Saint-Andre has made two changes to the Les Bleus line-up that beat Scotland 19-16 in a warm-up fixture.  The former France captain has called on Yoann Maestri instead of Alexandre Flanquart, while Alexandre Dumoulin plays in place of Wesley Fofana.

France’s match day squad:

15 Scott Spedding (Clermont)
14 Yoann Huget (Stade Toulousian)
13 Mathieu Bastareaud (Touloun)
12 Alexandre Dumoulin (Racing Metro 92)
11 Noa Nakaitaci (Clermont)
10 Frederic Michalak (Toulon)
9 Sebastien Tillous-Borde (Toulon)
8 Louis Picamoles (Stade Toulousian)
7 Damien Chouly (Clermont)
6 Thierry Dusautoir (Stade Toulousian) (captain)
5 Yoann Maestri (Stade Toulousian)
4 Pascal Pape (Stade Francais)
3 Rabah Slimani (Stade Francais)
2 Guilhem Guirado (Toulon)
1 Eddy Ben Arous (Racing Metro 92)

Replacements:

16 Benjamin Kaiser (Clermont)
17 Vincent Debaty (Clermont)
18 Nicolas Mas (Montpellier)
19 Bernard Le Roux (Racing Metro 92)
20 Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Francais)
21 Morgan Parra (Clermont)
22 Remi Tales (Racing Metro 92)
23 Gael Fickou (Stade Toulousian)