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What time is France v Japan kick-off and what TV channel is it on?
Japan host France in their second Test on Saturday: here's how to watch the match on TV, confirmed line-ups and referee details
What time is Japan v France kick-off?
Japan v France kicks off at 6.50am UK time on Saturday, July 9, at the National Stadium in Tokyo.
What TV channel is Japan v France on? What about live streaming?
Fans can catch all of the action on Premier Sports 1. Coverage starts at 6.40am, and can be live streamed via the Premier Player.
What's the Japan v France team news?
Japan coach Jamie Joseph has made three changes to the side that suffered a second-half collapse last week.
Two players have returned after recovering from Covid; there is a change at scrum-half, with Naoto Saito returning to the starting line-up while World Cup veteran hooker Shota Horie was named on the bench.
France coach Fabien Galthié has handed full-back Max Spring his debut in an otherwise unchanged side.
Japan: 15 Ryohei Yamanaka, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Dylan Riley, 12 Shogo Nakano, 11 Siosaia Fifita, 10 Seungshin Lee, 9 Naoto Saito, 8 Jack Cornelsen, 7 Ben Gunter, 6 Michael Leitch, 5 Sanaila Waqa, 4 Warner Dearns, 3 Asaeli Ai Valu, 2 Atsushi Sakate (captain), 1 Keita Inagaki.
Replacements: 16 Shota Horie, 17 Yukio Morikawa, 18 Yusuke Kizu, 19 Takayasu Tsuji, 20 Tevita Tatafu, 21 Kaito Shigeno, 22 Yu Tamura, 23 Shane Gates.
France: 15 Max Spring, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Virimi Vakatawa, 12 Yoram Moefana, 11 Matthis Lebel, 10 Matthieu Jalibert, 9 Maxime Lucu, 8 Yoan Tanga, 7 Charles Ollivon (captain), 6 Dylan Cretin, 5 Thomas Jolmes, 4 Thibaud Flament, 3 Demba Bamba, 2 Peato Mauvaka, 1 Jean-Baptiste Gros.
Replacements: 16 Pierre Bourgarit, 17 Dany Priso, 18 Sipili Falatea, 19 Thomas Lavault, 20 Ibrahim Diallo, 21 Sekou Macalou, 22 Baptiste Couilloud, 23 Antoine Hastoy.
Who is the Japan v France referee?
Referee: Mike Adamson (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Frank Murphy (Ireland), Chris Busby (Ireland)
TMO: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
France - Japan. What time and on which channel to see the test match of the Blues. The XV of France begins its tour in Japan this Saturday with a first test match against the Brave Blossoms. Schedule, TV broadcast… Here is everything you need to know before the match. The XV of France is putting on the crampons. The Grand Slam winners of the 2022 6 Nations Tournament are in Japan to play two test matches, the first this Saturday July 2. Without executives left to rest, like Antoine Dupont or Romain Ntamack, coach Fabien Galthié is aiming for a ninth consecutive victory, against a team that has only played eight games since the 2019 World Cup.
Japan-France, the first summer test match for tricolor rugby players, will take place on Saturday July 2. Here is the full TV schedule.
The XV of France, undefeated for eight games, faces Japan twice, on July 2 and 9. The first meeting will take place at Toyota Stadium in Aichi.
For this first shock against the Japanese, the Blues, winners of the 6 Nations Tournament last March, should start with the usual hinge of Bordeaux-Bègles, formed by Maxime Lucu and Matthieu Jalibert.
The staff of the Tricolores seems to have opted for the executives who were taken in their luggage since the winger of Clermont Damian Penaud (25 years old, 32 caps.), the rear of Perpignan Melvyn Jaminet (22 years old, 11 caps.) or Racing 92 center Virimi Vakatawa (29, 30 caps) should also start the match. In total, ten of the twenty-six authors of the Grand Slam this winter (Lebel, Flament, Cretin, Moefana, Mauvaka, Lucu, Bamba, Penaud, Gros, Jaminet) should appear on the score sheet.