September 29, 2015
Rugby World Cup Lineups: France v Canada
October 1, 2015
France v Canada, Pool D, Stadiummk, Milton Keynes. Kick off 20:00 – 3pm ET
Referee: JP Doyle; Assistant Referee: Wayne Barnes, Angus Gardner; TV Match Official: Graham Hughes
France has made 12 changes from its win against Romania. Brice Dulin, Wesley Fofana and Bernard Le Roux are the only players selected who also played in last match, while right wing Remy Grosso makes his test debut.
France will be looking to cement a spot in the Quarterfinals, while anticipating winning the Pool. Canada will be looking to build upon a performance where Italy was looking like a potential win.
Canada makes 7 changes to their lineup that lost to Italy. Jamie Cudmore will make his 13th Rugby World Cup appearance, one shy of the team record.
France Ranked 7th: HC Philippe Saint-André Starters: 1. Eddy Ben Arous 2. Guilhem Guirado 3. Rabah Slimani 4. Pascal Pape 5. Yoann Maestri 6. Thierry Dusautoir (c) 7. Bernard Le Roux 8. Damien Chouly 9. Sebastien Tillous-Borde 10. Frederic Michalak 11. Brice Dulin 12. Wesley Fofana 13. Mathieu Bastareaud 14. Remy Grosso 15. Scott Spedding Replacements: 16. Benjamin Kayser 17. Vincent Debaty 18. Nicolas Mas 19. Yannick Nyanga 20. Fulgence Ouedraogo 21. Morgan Parra 22. Remi Tales 23. Alexandre Dumoulin
Canada Ranked 18th: HC Kieran Crowley Starters: 1. Hubert Buydens 2. Aaron Carpenter 3. Doug Wooldridge 4. Brett Beukeboom 5. Jamie Cudmore 6. Kyle Gilmour 7. Richard Thorpe 8. Tyler Ardron (C) 9. Phil Mack 10. Nathan Hirayama 11. DTH Van Der Merwe 12. Nick Blevins 13. Ciaran Hearn 14. Phil Mackenzie 15. Matt Evans Replacements: 16. Ray Barkwill 17. Djustice Sears‐Duru 18. Andrew Tiedemann 19. Evan Olmstead 20. Nanyak Dala 21. Gordon McRorie 22. Harry Jones 23. Conor Trainor