France v Japan Team Announcements 2011 Rugby World Cup

France and Japan team announcements for their 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A test at North Harbour Stadium on Auckland’s North Shore.

New Zealander Ryan Nicholas, former Tauranga Boys’ College student gets to play on his home soil for Japan in their opening World Cup match.

Pool A:
Sat Sept 10 18.00 France v Japan North Shore North Harbour Stadium

FranceRugby Team to Play Japan:

15 Cedric Heymans, 14 Vincent Clerc, 13 Aurelien Rougerie, 12 Fabrice Estebanez, 11 Maxime Médard, 10 Francois Trinh-Duc, 9 Dimitri Yachvili, 8 Raphael Lakafia, 7 Imanol Harinordoquy, 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c), 5 Julien Pierre, 4 Lionel Nallet, 3 Nicolas Mas, 2 William Servat, 1 Fabien Barcella.
Replacements: 16 Dimitri Szarzewski, 17 Jean-Baptiste Poux, 18 Julien Bonnaire, 19 Pascal Papé, 20 Morgan Parra, 21 David Skrela, 22 David Marty

Japan Team to Play France:

1. Hisateru Hirashima 2. Shota Horie 3. Kensuke Hatakeyama 4. Luke Thompson 5. Toshizumi Kitagawa 6. Takashi Kikutani (c) 7. Michael Leitch 8. Ryukoliniasi Holani 9. Fumiaki Tanaka 10. James Arlidge 11. Hirotoki Onozawa 12. Ryan Nicholas 13. Koji Taira 14. Kosuke Endo 15. Shaun Webb
Reserves: 16. Yusuke Aoki 17. Nozomu Fujita 18. Hitoshi Ono 19. Itaru Taniguchi 20. Atsushi Hiwasa 21. Murray Williams 22. Alisi Tupuailai

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