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France v Ireland: Jared Payne ruled out, Joe Schmidt forced to rejig starting XV

Published 09/10/2015

Missed out: Jared Payne was injured for the Italy clash
Missed out: Jared Payne was injured for the Italy clash

Ireland's Jared Payne will miss Sunday's crucial pool decider against France.

Ireland had yesterday reported that all 31 players were fit and available for selection but it seems as though Payne hasn’t recovered from the foot injury that ruled him out of last week’s win over Italy

Joe Schmidt presumably doesn’t want to risk Payne ahead of next week’s quarter-final which means that Keith Earls will continue in the number 13 jersey alongside Robbie Henshaw.

There is also a surprise in the second-row with the in-form Iain Henderson losing out to Devin Toner who has proven himself against France in the past.

Toner’s lineout ability and his work in the maul has seen him get the nod with Joe Schmidt favouring Henderson’s explosiveness from the bench.

Cian Healy returns to the starting XV in place of Jack McGrath who drops to the bench while Rob Kearney (glute) is also fit enough to take his place at full-back in what his the third of three changes from last week.

Richardt Strauss is named amongst the replacements with Sean Cronin missing out as back up to Rory Best while Luke Fitzgerald is preferred to Simon Zebo as the 23rd man.

Ireland team to play France – (15-9) R Kearney; T Bowe, K Earls, R Henshaw, D Kearney; J Sexton, C Murray; (1-8) C Healy, R Best, M Ross; D Toner, P O’Connell; P O’Mahony, S O’Brien, J Heaslip.

Reps – (16-23) R Strauss, J McGrath, N White, I Henderson, C Henry, E Reddan, I Madigan, L Fitzgerald..

An Irish fan smiles before a Pool D match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Ireland and Italy at the Olympic Stadium, east London, on October 4, 2015.
An Irish fan smiles before a Pool D match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Ireland and Italy at the Olympic Stadium, east London, on October 4, 2015.
South Africa supporters cheer prior to a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and USA at the Olympic Stadium, east London, on October 7, 2015. AFP/Getty Images
Georgia fans with face paint before the Rugby World Cup match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
England fans before the World Cup match at Twickenham Stadium, London.
Rugby fans react after watching the Pool A match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between England and Australia at the official Fanzone at Twickenham stadium, south west London on October 3, 2015.
A New Zealand fan with face paint during the Rugby World Cup match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION
England fans Harry Jordan (left) and Jess Chisholm at the Rugby World Cup 2015 Fanzone in the Old Deer Park, Richmond, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 26, 2015. See PA story RUGBYU England. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: An Argentina fan looks on prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Argentina and Georgia at Kingsholm Stadium on September 25, 2015 in Gloucester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
England fans celebrates watching the game at the Fan zone at Deer Park in Richmond during the Rugby World Cup match at Twickenham Stadium, London.
English rugby fans wait for the opening ceremony of the 2015 Rugby World Cup at Twickenham stadium in south west London on September 18, 2015. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 23: Australia fans look on prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Fiji at the Millennium Stadium on September 23, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
A Georgia supporter looks on prior to a Pool C match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Namibia and Georgia at Sandy Park in Exeter, southwest England, on October 7, 2015. AFP/Getty Images
A Georgia supporter cheers prior to a Pool C match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Namibia and Georgia at Sandy Park in Exeter, southwest England, on October 7, 2015. AFP/Getty Images
A Namibia supporter looks on prior to a Pool C match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Namibia and Georgia at Sandy Park in Exeter, southwest England, on October 7, 2015. AFP/Getty Images
A South Africa fan with a painted face poses outside the stadium ahead of the Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and USA at the Olympic Stadium, east London, on October 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS
USA fans show their support in the stands before the World Cup match at the Olympic Stadium, London.
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A Canada fan waits for kick off of the Pool D match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Canada and Romania at Leicester City Stadium in Leicester, central England, on October 6, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS
Uruguay fans show their support prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Fiji and Uruguay at Stadium mk on October 6, 2015 in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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LEICESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: A Romania fan arrives at the stadium prior to kickoff during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Canada and Romania at Leicester City Stadium on October 6, 2015 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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A Canadian supporter shows their support ahead of the World Cup match at Leicester City Stadium, Leicester.
A Romanian supporter shows their support ahead of the World Cup match at Leicester City Stadium, Leicester.
Canadian supporter show their support ahead of the World Cup match at Leicester City Stadium, Leicester.
England fans in the stands before the World Cup match at Twickenham Stadium, London.
Irish fans pose before a Pool D match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Ireland and Italy at the Olympic Stadium, east London, on October 4, 2015.
Irish fans pose before a Pool D match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Ireland and Italy at the Olympic Stadium, east London, on October 4, 2015.
Irish fans pose before a Pool D match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Ireland and Italy at the Olympic Stadium, east Londo
Irish fans pose before a Pool D match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Ireland and Italy at the Olympic Stadium, east London, on October 4, 2015.
Irish fans pose before a Pool D match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Ireland and Italy at the Olympic Stadium, east London, on October 4, 2015.
Irish fans pose before a Pool D match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Ireland and Italy at the Olympic Stadium, east London, on October 4, 2015.
Irish fans pose before a Pool D match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Ireland and Italy at the Olympic Stadium, east London, on October 4, 2015.
Rugby fans react after watching the Pool A match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between England and Australia at the official Fanzone at Twickenham stadium, south west London on October 3, 2015.
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Rugby fans wave prior to a Pool C match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Georgia at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on October 2, 2015.
Rugby fans look on during a Pool C match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Georgia at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on October 2, 2015.
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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Ireland fans soak up the atmosphere prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Ireland and Italy at the Olympic Stadium on October 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Scotland fans show their colours during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Scotland at St James' Park on October 3, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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A fan with her face painted in the colours of Tonga's national flag waits for kick off of the Pool C match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Tonga and Namibia at Wembley stadium, north London on September 29, 2015. AFP/Getty Images
Ireland rugby fans enjoy themselves at Wembley
Ireland rugby fans enjoy themselves at Wembley
Ireland rugby fans enjoy themselves at Wembley
Ireland rugby fans enjoy themselves at Wembley
Ireland rugby fans enjoy themselves at Wembley
Ireland rugby fans enjoy themselves at Wembley
Ireland rugby fans enjoy themselves at Wembley
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An Argentina fan poses for a photograph as they arrive at the Kingsholm stadium ahead of the a Pool C match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Argentina and Georgia in Gloucester, west England on September 25, 2015. AFP/Getty Images
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Welsh fans before the Rugby World Cup match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
A France fan shows his support during the Rugby World Cup match at Twickenham Stadium, London.
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USA fans cheer on their team during the Rugby World Cup match at the Brighton Community Stadium, Brighton.
A France fan shows his support during the Rugby World Cup match at Twickenham Stadium, London.
A USA fan arrives for the Rugby World Cup match between Samoa and the USA at the Brighton Community Stadium, Brighton.
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A New Zealand fan wears facepaint in the stands during the Rugby World Cup match at Wembley Stadium, London.
Tonga fans in the stands before the Rugby World Cup match at Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester.
Scotland and Japan fans before the Rugby World Cup match at the Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester.
Fans arrive for the Rugby World Cup match between Samoa and the USA at the Brighton Community Stadium, Brighton.
A fan wears a zebra hat in the stands during the Rugby World Cup match at Wembley Stadium, London.
New Zealand fans in the stands during the Rugby World Cup match at Wembley Stadium, London.
Ireland fans before the Rugby World Cup match at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
A France fan shows his support during the Rugby World Cup match at Twickenham Stadium, London.
France fans show their support during the Rugby World Cup match at Twickenham Stadium, London.
England fans take a photo with a man in Fijian dress before the Rugby World Cup match at Twickenham Stadium, London.
A New Zealand supporter reacts prior to a Pool D match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Namibia at the Olympic stadium, east London, on September 24, 2015.
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A Namibia fan shows her support outside the ground before the Rugby World Cup match at the Olympic Stadium, London.
Australia fans cheer on their side before the Rugby World Cup match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
A New Zealand supporter waves before a Pool D match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Namibia at the Olympic stadium, east London on September 24, 2015.
Namibia fans in the stands during the Rugby World Cup match at the Olympic Stadium, London.
New Zealand fans in the stands during the Rugby World Cup match at the Olympic Stadium, London.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Fans make their way towards the stadium prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between New Zealand and Namibia at the Olympic Stadium on September 24, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
A young New Zealand fan shows his support outside the ground before the Rugby World Cup match at the Olympic Stadium, London
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: France fans enjoy the pre match atmosphere prior to kickoff during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between France and Romania at the Olympic Stadium on September 23, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: France fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between France and Romania at the Olympic Stadium on September 23, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: A France fan enjoys the pre match atmosphere prior to kickoff during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between France and Romania at the Olympic Stadium on September 23, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Australia fan cheers on his side in the stands before the Rugby World Cup match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
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Australia fans in fancy dress before the Rugby World Cup match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Photo: PA
Fiji fans in fancy dress before the Rugby World Cup match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Photo: PA
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Ireland fans show their dejection after quarter final one of the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup between Ireland v Wales
Ireland fans in the Kielys of Donnybrook pub, Dublin, despair as the team is beaten 22-10 by Wales in the rugby world cup
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WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 08: An Ireland fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the quarter final one of the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup between Ireland v Wales at Wellington Regional Stadium on October 8, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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PALMERSTON NORTH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 28: A Romania fan cheers on his team during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Georgia and Romania at Arena Manawatu on September 28, 2011 in Palmerston North, New Zealand. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 01: A France fan cheers on her team during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between France and Tonga at Wellington Regional Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 01: A young France fan cheers on her team during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between France and Tonga at Wellington Regional Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 01: An England fan looks on prior to the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between England and Scotland at Eden Park on October 1, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 01: A Scotland fan smiles prior to the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between England and Scotland at Eden Park on October 1, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 01: A dejected France fan looks on following her team's 14-19 defeat during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between France and Tonga at Wellington Regional Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 01: A tonga fan cheers his team on during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between France and Tonga at Wellington Regional Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 01: A Tonga fan celebrates as dejected France fans look on following their team's 14-19 defeat during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between France and Tonga at Wellington Regional Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 02: A young Welsh fan shows her colours ahead of the IRB Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Wales and Fiji at Waikato Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 02: A New Zealand fan looks on during the IRB Rugby World Cup Pool A match between New Zealand and Canada at Wellington Regional Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 02: A New Zealand fan looks on during the IRB Rugby World Cup Pool A match between New Zealand and Canada at Wellington Regional Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 02: A fan enjoys the atmosphere during the IRB Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Ireland and Italy at Dunedin Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
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Ireland fans show there support in the stands during the IRB Rugby World Cup match at the Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua, New Zealand.
French fans before the IRB Rugby World Cup match at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand.
PALMERSTON NORTH, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 02: Argentina fans celebrate victory after the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Argentina and Georgia at Arena Manawatu on October 2, 2011 in Palmerston North, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
PALMERSTON NORTH, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 02: Georgia fans look on during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Argentina and Georgia at Arena Manawatu on October 2, 2011 in Palmerston North, New Zealand. (Photo by Teaukura Moetaua/Getty Images)
HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 02: Fiji fans soak up the atmopshere ahead of the IRB Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Wales and Fiji at Waikato Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
Ireland fans celebrate in the stands during the IRB Rugby World Cup match at the Otago Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Ireland fans celebrate in the stands during the IRB Rugby World Cup match at the Otago Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Ireland fans celebrate in the stands during the IRB Rugby World Cup match at the Otago Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Wales fans with painted faces in the stands during the IRB Rugby World Cup match at the Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Wales fans wear fancy dress in the stands during the IRB Rugby World Cup match at the Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand.
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 30: A Springbok fans shows his support during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between South Africa and Samoa at North Harbour Stadium on September 30, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Springbok fans show their support during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between South Africa and Samoa at North Harbour Stadium on September 30, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Samoan fans show their colours during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between South Africa and Samoa at North Harbour Stadium on September 30, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Samoan fans show their colours during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between South Africa and Samoa at North Harbour Stadium on September 30, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 01: France fans enjoy the pre-match atmosphere prior to kickoff during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between France and Tonga at Wellington Regional Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 01: France and Tonga fans cheer on their teams during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between France and Tonga at Wellington Regional Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 01: Dejected France fans look on following their team's 14-19 defeat during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between France and Tonga at Wellington Regional Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 01: England fans dressed as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry pose during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between England and Scotland at Eden Park on October 1, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 01: Tonga fans celebrate their team's 14-19 victory during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between France and Tonga at Wellington Regional Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 01: Centre Siale Piutau of Tonga celebrates with the fans following his team's 14-19 victory during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between France and Tonga at Wellington Regional Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 01: Tonga fans cheer their team on during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between France and Tonga at Wellington Regional Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 01: Dejected France fans look on following their team's 14-19 defeat during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between France and Tonga at Wellington Regional Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 24: France fans pose prior to the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between New Zealand and France at Eden Park on September 24, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 24: France fans soak up the atmosphere prior to the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between New Zealand and France at Eden Park on September 24, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 24: All Blacks fans show their colours ahead of the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between New Zealand and France at Eden Park on September 24, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Russia fans smile prior to the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Ireland and Russia at Rotorua International Stadium on September 25, 2011 in Rotorua, New Zealand. (Photo by Teaukura Moetaua/Getty Images)
ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Ireland fans pose prior to the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Ireland and Russia at Rotorua International Stadium on September 25, 2011 in Rotorua, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Ireland fans pose prior to the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Ireland and Russia at Rotorua International Stadium on September 25, 2011 in Rotorua, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Ireland fans pose prior to the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Ireland and Russia at Rotorua International Stadium on September 25, 2011 in Rotorua, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Argentina fans enjoy the pre-match atmosphere prior to kickoff during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Argentina and Scotland at Wellington Regional Stadium on September 25, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
NEW PLYMOUTH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Wales fans enjoy the atmosphere during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Wales and Namibia at Stadium Taranaki on September 26, 2011 in New Plymouth, New Zealand. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
PALMERSTON NORTH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Romania fans enjoy the atmosphere during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Georgia and Romania at Arena Manawatu on September 28, 2011 in Palmerston North, New Zealand. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
PALMERSTON NORTH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Young Romania fans wear cut out buckets during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Georgia and Romania at Arena Manawatu on September 28, 2011 in Palmerston North, New Zealand. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
PALMERSTON NORTH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Georgia fans enjoy the atmosphere during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Georgia and Romania at Arena Manawatu on September 28, 2011 in Palmerston North, New Zealand. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 30: South African fans show their support before the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between South Africa and Samoa at North Harbour Stadium on September 30, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 23: USA fans enjoy the atmosphere during match 23 of the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup between Australia and the USA at Wellington Regional Stadium on September 23, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 23: USA fans enjoy the atmosphere during match 23 of the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup between Australia and the USA at Wellington Regional Stadium on September 23, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 23: USA fans enjoy the atmosphere during match 23 of the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup between Australia and the USA at Wellington Regional Stadium on September 23, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 24: England fans enjoy the atmosphere ahead of the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between England and Romania at Otago Stadium on September 24, 2011 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Fans enjoy the atmosphere ahead of the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between England and Romania at Otago Stadium on September 24, 2011 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Romania fans enjoy the atmosphere ahead of the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between England and Romania at Otago Stadium on September 24, 2011 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 24: England fans enjoy the atmosphere ahead of the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between England and Romania at Otago Stadium on September 24, 2011 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 24: England fans enjoy the atmosphere ahead of the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between England and Romania at Otago Stadium on September 24, 2011 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 24: France fans dressed as Smurfs pose prior to the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between New Zealand and France at Eden Park on September 24, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 24: France fans pose prior to the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between New Zealand and France at Eden Park on September 24, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 24: All Blacks fans pose prior to the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between New Zealand and France at Eden Park on September 24, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 24: All Blacks fans pose prior to the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between New Zealand and France at Eden Park on September 24, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 24: France fans pose prior to the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between New Zealand and France at Eden Park on September 24, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
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