France unchanged for RWC semi final

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Updated: October 13, 2011

France coach Marc Lievremont has named an unchanged side to face Wales in the World Cup semi-final on Saturday.

Lievremont keeps faith with the same 22 that beat England 19-12 last Saturday with Francois Trinh Duc just missing out on a place in the starting 15 as the French coach keeps faith with his half back pairing of Morgan Parra and Dimitri Yachvilli.

France have never played Wales at a World cup match but will be favourites to claim a place in the final and have only lost once in their last seven meetings with Wales.

France: Maxime Medard; Vincent Clerc, Aurélien Rougerie, Maxime Mermoz, Alexis Palisson; Morgan Parra, Dimitri Yachvili; Jean-Baptiste Poux, William Servat, Nicolas Mas; Pascal Pape, Lionel Nallet; Thierry Dusautoir (c), Julien Bonnaire, Imanol Harinordoquy

Replacements: Dimitri Szarzewski, Fabien Barcella, Julien Pierre, Louis Picamoles, Francois Trinh-Duc, David Marty, Cedric Heymans

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