The latest France team news and full Rugby World Cup squad

Fabien Galthié has named his France Rugby World Cup squad for their match against Namibia, and Jonathan Danty is back in the mix!

With 12 changes from the side that, despite victory was given a scare by impressive Uruguay, Cameron Woki, Louis Bielle-Biarrey and Anthony Jelonch all retain their places.

Antoine Dupont is back to captain the side, while Danty plays in his first World Cup match, in what is his 24th Test cap.

For the full team see below.

France Rugby World Cup team to face Namibia

Thomas Ramos; Damian Penaud, Gaël Fickou, Jonathan Danty, Louis Bielle-Biarrey; Matthieu Jalibert, Antoine Dupont (captain); Cyril Baille, Peato Mauvaka, Uini Atonio, Cameron Woki, Thibaud Flament, François Cros, Charles Ollivon, Anthony Jelonch.

Replacements: Pierre Bourgarit, Reda Wardi, Dorian Aldegheri, Romain Taofifenua, Paul Boudehent, Baptiste Couilloud, Yoram Moefana, Melvyn Jaminet.

France Rugby World Cup squad 2023

Check out who made the cut below – and see the full list of Rugby World Cup fixtures here.


Cyril Baille (29, Toulouse)
Jean-Baptiste Gros (24, Toulon)
Reda Wardi (28, La Rochelle)


Dorian Aldegheri (30, Toulouse)
Uini Atonio (33, La Rochelle)
Sipili Falatea (26, Bordeaux-Bègles)


Pierre Bourgarit (25, La Rochelle)
Julien Marchand (28, Toulouse)
Peato Mauvaka (26, Toulouse)


Thibaud Flament (26, Toulouse)
Romain Taofifenua (32, Lyon)
Bastien Chalureau (31, Montpellier)
Cameron Woki (24, Racing 92)


Grégory Alldritt (26, La Rochelle)
Paul Boudehent (23, La Rochelle)
François Cros (29, Toulouse)
Anthony Jelonch (27, Toulouse)
Sekou Macalou (28, Stade Français)
Charles Ollivon (30, Toulon)


Baptiste Couilloud (26, Lyon)
Antoine Dupont (26, Toulouse, Captain)
Maxime Lucu (30, Bordeaux-Bègles)


Antoine Hastoy (26, La Rochelle)
Matthieu Jalibert (24, Bordeaux-Bègles)


Jonathan Danty (30, La Rochelle)
Gaël Fickou (29, Racing 92)
Yoram Moefana (23, Bordeaux-Bègles)
Arthur Vincent (23, Montpellier)


Louis Bielle-Biarrey (20, Bordeaux-Bègles)
Damian Penaud (26, Bordeaux-Bègles)
Gabin Villière (27, Toulon)


Melvyn Jaminet (24, Toulouse)
Thomas Ramos (28, Toulouse)

France Rugby World Cup Pool

Hosts France have been drawn in Rugby World Cup Pool A alongside New Zealand, Italy, Uruguay and Namibia.

The knockout stages will follow the same format as previous years, with teams from Pools A and B, then Pools C and D, meeting in the quarter-finals. So Wales and England could meet in the last eight, for example.

QF1 – Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D
QF2 – Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A
QF3 – Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C
QF4 – Winner Pool A v Runner-up Pool B

The semi-finals will be the Winner of QF1 v Winner QF2 and the Winner QF3 v Winner QF4.

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