FRA
No.Name
15Scott Spedding, FB
14Yoann Huget, W
13Mathieu Bastareaud, C
12Alexandre Dumoulin, C
11Noa Nakaitaci, W
10Frederic Michalak, FH
2
5
9Sebastien Tillous-Borde, SH
1Eddy Ben Arous, P
2Guilhem Guirado, H
3Rabah Slimani, P
T
4Pascal Pape, L
5Yoann Maestri, L
6Thierry Dusautoir, FL
7Damien Chouly, FL
8Louis Picamoles, N8
Replacements
16Benjamin Kayser, R
17Vincent Debaty, R
18Nicolas Mas, R
T
19Bernard Le Roux, R
20Alexandre Flanquart, R
21Morgan Parra, R
22Remi Tales, R
23Gael Fickou, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Twickenham
3:00 PM, September 19, 2015
Capacity: 82,000
92%
Attendance: 76,232
1519d

Huget injury overshadows France victory

France showed glimpses of the flair within their ranks but it was nineteen points from the boot of Frederic Michalak which did most damage in their Rugby World Cup Pool D victory over Italy

Match Commentary

82'Read the full match report here
81'Tom Hamilton sums up from Twickenham: "It was a case of job done for France but it was a victory that will potentially marred by what looked to be a worrying knee injury to Yoann Huget. They will wait nervously on his prognosis but they can take solace in the performance of Louis Picamoles who was wonderful. And in Scott Spedding they have a fullback who offers an assured presence while their front-row was immense. They lack direction in the midfield and are missing Wesley Fofana but that is a luxury Italy can only dream of. They offered little in structured attack leaving this Pool to already seem to be a two-horse race between Ireland and France."
81'32-10 End of second half

Match Stats

FRA
Possession
ITALY
46%
54%
Territory
43%
57%
FRA
ITALY
107Runs94
431Meters Run298
7Clean Breaks2
109Tackles120
15Missed Tackles23
7Turnover Knock On6

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