France's Dimitri Yachvili faces fitness race

France's Dimitri Yachvili faces fitness race
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France's Dimitri Yachvili faces a race against time to be fit for the World Cup semi-final against Wales.

French scrum-half Dimitri Yachvili is a major doubt for his side's World Cup semi-final clash against Wales on Saturday.

The French kicker suffered a dead leg in the 19-12 quarter-final win over England last weekend.

The 31-year-old had said that he was confident of being fit for Saturday's match at Eden Park but French kicking coach Gonzalo Quesada has raised doubts.

"He kicked after being injured and that aggravated his injury and that is why he has been relaxing," said Quesada.

"He has been recovering properly and his best training this week has been to recover, to look after his leg.

"We will wait until then last minute before we decide whether he will be kicking or not."

If Yachvili fails to recover in time for the Wales match, Morgan Parra is likely to take over kicking duties.

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