22 Aug 2011

Dusautoir to skipper France at Rugby World Cup

6:40 pm on 22 August 2011

The Toulouse flanker Thierry Dusautoir will skipper France's 30-strong Rugby World Cup squad.

Coach Marc Lievremont unveiled his list in Dublin the day after watching his side complete their match preparations with a 26-22 win over Ireland.

France will open against Japan in North Harbour on September 10 before taking on Canada, New Zealand and Tonga

The France squad is: Forwards (17): Fabien Barcella, Jean-Baptiste Poux, Nicolas Mas , Luc Ducalcon, William Servat, Dimitri Szarzewski ,, Guilhem Guirado, Pascal Pap, Julien Pierre, Romain Millo-Chluski, Lionel Nallet, Julien Bonnaire, Imanol Harinordoquy, Thierry Dusautoir, Fulgence Ouedraogo, Raphal Lakafia, Louis Picamoles. Backs (13): Morgan Parra, Dimitri Yachvili, David Skrela, Franois Trinh-Duc, Fabrice Estebanez, Maxime Mermoz , David Marty, Aurlien Rougerie, Maxime Mdard , Alexis Palisson, Vincent Clerc, Cedric Heymans, Damien Traille.