All change for France

France coach Bernard Laporte has made wholesale changes for Les Bleus’ World Cup clash against Namibia in Toulouse on Sunday.

France coach Bernard Laporte has made wholesale changes for Les Bleus’ World Cup clash against Namibia in Toulouse on Sunday.

Only three players – Cedric Heymans, Damien Traille and Pieter De Villiers - remain from the side shocked 17-12 by Argentina in Friday’s tournament opener.

Heymans moves from full-back to wing, with Clement Poitrenaud being handed the number 15 shirt.

There are also opportunities for fly-half Frederic Michalak, lock Sebastien Chabal, flanker Yannick Nyanga and number eight Julien Bonnaire.

An anticipated bonus point victory for France would keep them in the quarter-final hunt from Pool D, although Namibia proved tough nuts for Ireland to crack last weekend, losing just 32-17.

France team to play Namibia in Toulouse on Sunday: C Poitrenaud; V Clerc, D Marty, D Traille, C Heymans; F Michalak, J-B Elissalde; J-B Poux, D Szarzewski, P De Villiers, S Chabal, L Nallet, Y Nyanga, T Dusautoir, J Bonnaire,

Replacements: R Ibanez, N Mas, F Pelous, I Harinordoquy, L Beauxis, Y Jauzion, A Rougerie.

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