France call on Parra

Coach Philippe Saint-André has made three changes to France's starting lineup for Saturday's quarter-final against the All Blacks in Cardiff.

In the backline, scrumhalf Morgan Parra and outside centre Alexandre Dumoulin replace Sébastien Tillous-Borde and Mathieu Bastareaud, respectively. Bastareaud moves to the bench, but Tillous-Borde drops out of the match 23, with South African-born Rory Kockott promoted to the bench. 

The only other swap comes in the back row, where flank Bernard le Roux graduates to the starting team ahead of Damien Chouly.

There are two direct swaps among the reserves, where Yannick Nyanga replaces Alexandre Flanquart and Dimitri Szarzewski comes in for Benjamin Kayser.

France – 15 Scott Spedding, 14 Noa Nakaitaci, 13 Alexandre Dumoulin, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Brice Dulin, 10 Frédéric Michalak, 9 Morgan Parra, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Bernard le Roux, 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c), 5 Yoann Maestri, 4 Pascal Papé, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Guilhem Guirado, 1 Eddy Ben Arous.
Subs: 16 Dimitri Szarzewski, 17 Vincent Debaty, 18 Nicolas Mas, 19 Damien Chouly, 20 Yannick Nyanga, 21 Rory Kockott, 22 Rémi Talès, 23 Mathieu Bastareaud.

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