France name Betsen as captain versus Georgia

Coach Bernard Laporte has made nine changes to his French side for the final Pool D encounter with Georgia in the Stade VĂ©lodrome, Marseille on Sunday 30 September with a 1400 BST KO.

Flanker Serge Betsen will captain the team as Raphael Ibanez is rested and Fabien Pelous will be on the bench. Scrum-half Pierre Mignoni and wing Christophe Dominici, dropped after the shock defeat by Argentina in the opening match of the tournament,are back in the starting XV.

France Team V Georgia

Backs: Clement Poitrenaud, Aurelien Rougerie, David Marty, Yannick Jauzion, Christophe Dominici, Lionel Beauxis, Pierre Mignoni.
Forwards: Julien Bonnaire, Yannick Nyanga, Serge Betsen (C), Jerome Thion, Lionel Nallet, Jean-Baptiste Poux, Sebastien Bruno, Olivier Milloud.
Replacements: Dimitri Szarzewski, Nicolas Mas, Fabien Pelous, Remy Martin, Jean-Baptiste Elissalde, David Skrela, Vincent Clerc.