14 Sep 2011

France lose first five for remainder of Rugby World Cup

7:19 pm on 14 September 2011

France's Rugby World Cup hopes have suffered a setback with first five David Skrela ruled out of the tournament with a shoulder injury.

Skrela managed just 11 minutes play after coming on as a second-half replacement in France's 47-21 victory over Japan.

Uncapped Jean-Marc Doussain will replace Skrela in the French squad for the remainder of their cup matches.