Rugby World Cup Parra brought in as France make three changes

Philippe Saint-Andre has brought in Morgan Parra, Bernard Le Roux and Alexandre Dumoulin for France's meeting with the All Blacks.

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Sebastien Tillous-Borde has been axed for France's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium, with Morgan Parra preferred at scrum-half.

Goal-kicking number nine Parra will start alongside Frederic Michalak in the halves for the first time in more than two years, while Rory Kockott provides cover on the bench.

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has made two other changes to the team beaten 24-9 by Ireland in a Pool D decider last weekend.

Bernard Le Roux comes in for Damien Chouly at openside flanker and Alexandre Dumoulin will partner Wesley Fofana in the centres - Mathieu Bastareaud dropping to the bench.

Skipper Thierry Dusautoir is the only member of France's matchday squad who started the 20-18 quarter-final victory over New Zealand in Cardiff eight years ago.

France: Scott Spedding, Noa Nakaitaci, Alexandre Dumoulin, Wesley Fofana, Brice Dulin, Frederic Michalak, Morgan Parra; Eddy Ben Arous, Guilhem Guirado, Rabah Slimani, Pascal Pape, Yoann Maestri, Thierry Dusautoir (captain), Bernard Le Roux, Louis Picamoles.

Replacements: Dimitri Szarzewski, Vincent Debaty, Nicolas Mas, Damien Chouly, Yannick Nyanga, Rory Kockott, Remi Tales, Mathieu Bastareaud.

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