New Zealand, France name teams for #RWC2105 quarterfinal
Richie McCaw returns to captain the All Blacks, while Philippe Saint-André has made 3 changes to his side.
JOHANNESBURG - Both New Zealand and France have finalised their teams for Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal between the two sides in Cardiff.
Richie McCaw returns to captain the All Blacks, while Julian Savea is back on the left wing in place of Waisake Naholo.
Nehe Milner-Skudder and fullback Ben Smith complete what is an exceptionally dangerous back three.
As for France, coach Philippe Saint-André has made three changes to his side. Morgan Parra is named at scrum-half, Alexandre Dumoulin replaces Mathieu Bastareaud at outside centre, and South Africa-born Bernard le Roux comes in for Damien Chouly at flank.
15 Ben Smith, 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma'a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Wyatt Crockett
Substitutes 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Joe Moody, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Victor Vito, 20 Sam Cane, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Sonny Bill Williams
15 Scott Spedding, 14 Noa Nakaitaci, 13 Alexandre Dumoulin, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Brice Dulin, 10 Frédéric Michalak, 9 Morgan Parra, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Bernard le Roux, 6 Thierry Dusautoir (captain), 5 Yoann Maestri, 4 Pascal Papé, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Guilhem Guirado, 1 Eddy Ben Arous
Substitutes: 16 Dimitri Szarzewski, 17 Vincent Debaty, 18 Nicolas Mas, 19 Damien Chouly, 20 Yannick Nyanga, 21 Rory Kockott, 22 Remi Tales, 23 Mathieu Bastareaud
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