France name an unchanged side for Rugby World Cup Final

Marc Lievremont has named an unchanged starting line-up for the third match in a row as France look to win the Webb Ellis Trophy for the first time against New Zealand.

Les Bleus will play in their change kit of white for the final, which takes place on Sunday at Eden Park, Auckland.

1. Jean-Baptiste Poux
2. William Servat
3. Nicolas Mas
4. Pascal Papé
5. Lionel Nallet
6. Thierry Dusautoir (c)
7. Julien Bonnaire
8. Imanol Harinordoquy

9. Dimitri Yachvili
10. Morgan Parra
11. Alexis Palisson
12. Maxime Mermoz
13. Aurélien Rougerie
14. Vincent Clerc
15. Maxime Médard

Replacements will be confirmed by 21:00, Friday, 21 October.

4 thoughts on “France name an unchanged side for Rugby World Cup Final

  1. i like the fact there are not comments here!

    France have been universally written off.

    If they can score in the first 10 mins, anything is possible

    1. I will comment to remind u I commented in another piece. France can win this game.
      They have the players, and I think they will have the passion. It’s not a bad bet at 6~7 / 1
      I’m thinking about putting a pop on it.

  2. Sorry chaps, the French are doomed!

    Do I claim this because of our semi-final clash? No.

    Was the sending off correct? Yes, painful though it was.

    Right, that’s to bed, let’s move on.

    The Frenchies are doomed because psychologically they’re timid. Average number of points scored whilst playing against 14 men for 10 minutes (after yellow)? 7

    Number of points scored by the Frenchies after 62 minutes(!!!!!!) against 14? 3

    French defence didn’t win it. Wales had FOUR kicks at goal (plus 2 dreadful DG efforts)

    The Welsh team were SOO close, but fell at the last hurdle.

    NZ will BATTER them. My prediction?

    NZ 34 France 3
    Wales 19 Australia 15

    Job done!

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