Pool A latest – Parra to pivot for France

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Parra to pivot for France – France coach Marc Lievremont surprised by naming Morgan Parra at flyhalf for their key World Cup clash against New Zealand at Eden Park on Saturday.

Parra, a specialist scrumhalf, takes over from Francois Trinh-Duc. Captain Thierry Dusautoir is reinstated to the side after missing the win over Canada. Aurelien Rougerie switches to centre with Maxime Medard taking over on the wing.

In the forwards Dimitri Szarzewski starts ahead of William Servat at hooker, while lock Lionel Nallet returns in place of Romain Millo-Chluski.

France - 15 Damien Traille, 14 Vincent Clerc, 13 Aurelien Rougerie, 12 Maxime Mermoz, 11 Maxime Medard, 10 Morgan Parra, 9 Dimitri Yachvili, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Julien Bonnaire, 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c), 5 Lionel Nallet, 4 Pascal Pape, 3 Luc Ducalcon, 2 Dimitri Szarzewski, 1 Jean-Baptiste Poux.
Subs: 16 William Servat, 17 Fabien Barcella, 18 Julien Pierre, 19 Imanol Harinordoquy, 20 Francois Trinh-Duc, 21 Fabrice Estebanez, 22 Cedric Heymans.