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Fofana (4'), Guirado (29'), Slimani (38'), Pape (67'), Grosso (76')

Philippe Saint-Andre names much-changed France lineup for Canada match

Philippe Saint-Andre makes 12 changes to his starting XV for France's third Rugby World Cup Pool D contest against Canada.

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has made 12 changes to his starting XV for Les Bleus' third Pool D match at the Rugby World Cup against Canada on Thursday.

Brice Dulin, Wesley Fofana and Bernard Le Roux are the only players to keep their place from the 38-11 win over Romania.

Eleven players who started France's first match of the tournament against Italy return, while there is no place in the matchday 23 lineup for Louis Picamoles or Noa Nakaitaci.

France are second in Pool D behind Ireland, whom they face in the last match of the group on October 11 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

France: Ben Arous, Guirado, Slimani; Pape, Maestri; Dusautoir, Le Roux; Chouly; Tillous-Borde, Michalak, Dulin, Fofana, Bastareaud, Grosso, Spedding
Replacements: Kayser, Debaty, Mas, Nyanga, Ouedraogo, Parra, Tales, Dumoulin

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France's wing Sofiane Guitoune (L) is tackled by Romania's scrum half Florin Surugiu as he runs to score a try during a Pool D match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between France and Romania at the Olympic stadium, east London, on September 23, 2015
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