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France is currently sitting in fourth in the International Rugby Board World Rankings, right below Australia and South Africa. They are holding onto their previous position like everyone else in the top five. They are part of Pool A, and will first play Japan in Auckland. That match happens on September 10th at 18:00. Next, France will play Canada in Napier on September 18th and the third Pool A match they play will be against New Zealand in Auckland, which will be at 20:30 on September 24th. Finally, France plays Tonga in Wellington on October 1st.
The head coach for the French team is Marc Lievremont and hookers include Guilhem Guirado, William Servat and Dimitri Szarzewski. The four flankers for the French Team are Julien Bonnaire from Clermont, Thierry Dusautoir from Toulouse, Imanol Harinodoquy from Biarritz and Montpellier's Fulgence Ouedraogo. Number eight's are Raphael Lakafia and Louis Picamoles. The four Centres for France are Fabrice Estebanez, David Marty, Maxime Mermoz and Aurelien Rougerie and the wings are Vincent Clerc, Maxime Medard and Alexis Palisson.
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