France ring the changes for Namibia game

France have made 12 changes to the side which lost to Argentina in the opening game, for Sunday’s match against Namibia. The game on Sunday is played in Toulouse at the Stade Municipal and ko is 2000 BST.

Pieter de Villiers, Cedric Heymans and Damien Traille are the only survivors, with Jean-Baptiste Elissalde replacing Raphael Ibanez as captain. Ibanez moving to the bench.

France Team V Namibia

Backs: Poitrenaud, Clerc, Marty, Traille, Heymans; Michalak, Elissalde (C).
Forwards: Poux, Szarzewski, de Villiers, Chabal, Nallet, Nyanga, Dusautoir, Bonnaire.
Replacements: Ibanez, Mas, Pelous, Harinordoquy, Beauxis, Jauzion, Rougerie.

Namibia make three changes to the side beaten by Ireland, one positional. Back rowers Jacques Burger and Jacques Nieuwenhuis swap places and Michael Mackenzie and Jurie van Tonder replace Heino Senekal and Eugene Jantjies.

Namibia Team V France

Backs: Losper, Witbooi, Langenhoven, van Zyl, Bock, Wessels, van Tonder.
Forwards: Lensing (C), Horn, du Toit, Kazombiaze, Esterhuize, Burger, MacKenzie, Nieuwenhuis.
Replacements: Meyer, Redelinghuys, Lindvelt, du Plessis, Jantjies, Botes, Africa.