Profiles of the 2015 Rugby World Cup teams.

The France lock Pascal Pape.


While the French have pulled off some stunning upsets and made the finals three times, they are yet to win a World Cup.

Their unpredictable style means that they will be a force to be reckoned with, and cannot be underestimated at Rugby World Cup time - especially in the knock out stages.

They are ranked at number seven going into the World Cup, and are in Pool D along with Ireland, Italy, Canada and Romania.


R Kockott, M Parra, S Tillous-Borde, F Michalak, R Tales, M Bastareaud, A Dumoulin, G Fickou, W Fofana, B Dulin, S Guitoune, Y Huget, N Nakaitaci, S Spedding


U Atonio, E Ben Arous, D Vincent, N Mas, R Slimani, G Guirado, B Kayser, B Szarzewski, A Flanquart, Y Maestri, P Pape, T Dusautoir (captain), B Le Roux, Y Nyanga, F Ouedraogo, D Chouly, L Picamoles


Philippe Saint-André