Rugby: Michalak on bench for France

As expected, France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has named an inexperienced team to play the All Blacks in Saturday's first test at Eden Park.

None of the late arrivals from the Heineken Cup final have been named in the starting line-up, although Toulon's inside back Freddie Michalak has been named on the reserves bench. Uncapped first-five Camille Lopez will partner young halfback Maxime Machenaud.

France: Yoann Huget, Adrien Plante, Florian Fritz, Wesley Fofana, Maxime Medard, Camille Lopez, Maxime Machenaud, Louis Picamoles, Fulgence Ouedraogo, Thierry Dusautoir (c), Yoann Maestri, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Luc Ducalcon, Dimitri Szarzewski, Thomas Domingo. Reserves: Guilhem Guirado, Vincent Debaty, Daniel Kotze, Alexandre Flanquart, Yannick Nyanga, Jean-Marc Doussain, Frederic Michalak, Maxime Mermoz.

- APNZ

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