Toulouse's Castro Ferreira returns for France against New Zealand

Toulouse's Castro Ferreira returns for France against New Zealand

The third row of the Toulouse stadium returns with the blue team to face the “Baby Black” on Thursday (4:30 p.m.) in the second match of the World Cup in South Africa.

The Bleuets are making a big comeback ahead of Thursday's clash with the New Zealand 'Baby Blacks' (4:30pm) in South Africa. Absent during the big win against Spain (49-12) due to the title in Toulouse, third-row Matisse Castro Ferreira will occupy the number 8 spot. Up front, future Clermont-Ferrand man Barnabe Massa – scorer of a brace against Spain – retains his first-choice spot at hooker.

Of the three quarters, Briviste Mathis Ferté remains on one wing while Rochelais Nathan Bollenger takes the other. At the back, Bayonne Mosques were chosen.

Cornflower Formation

Mosques – Bolinger, Brau-Boeri, Bellobre, Verte – Rios (captain), Carbonneau – Castro Ferreira, Malaterre, Quirre Carrabba – Kante Samba, Mezzo – Aouad, Massa, Julian

Alternatives : Lacombe, Boyer-Gallardo, Duchene, Lefau, Toulofou, Sofferby, Biasotto, Desperes.

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