Factbox: Rugby-Australia v France - July test


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(Reuters) - Factbox on Wednesday's first test between Australia and France:

When: July 7, 8 p.m. (1000 GMT)

Where: Lang Park, Brisbane (capacity: 52,500)

Referee: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)

Assistant referees: Nic Berry (Australia), Damon Murphy(Australia) TMO: James Doleman (New Zealand)

AUSTRALIA

World ranking: 7

Coach: Dave Rennie

Captain: Michael Hooper

Team: 15-Tom Banks, 14-Tom Wright, 13-Hunter Paisami, 12-Matt To'omua, 11-Marika Koroibete, 10-Noah Lolesio, 9-Jake Gordon, 8-Harry Wilson, 7-Michael Hooper (captain), 6-Rob Valetini, 5-Matt Philip, 4-Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 3-Allan Alaalatoa, 2-Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1-James Slipper

Replacements: 16-Lachlan Lonergan, 17-Angus Bell, 18-Taniela Tupou, 19-Darcy Swain, 20-Isi Naisarani, 21-Tate McDermott, 22-Len Ikitau, 23-Andrew Kellaway

FRANCE

World ranking: 5

Coach: Fabien Galthie

Captain: Anthony Jelonch

Team: 15-Melvyn Jaminet, 14-Damian Penaud, 13-Arthur Vincent, 12-Jonathan Danty, 11-Gabin Villiere, 10-Louis Carbonel, 9-Baptiste Couilloud, 8-Sekou Macalou, 7-Anthony Jelonch (captain), 6-Dylan Cretin, 5-Romain Taofifenua, 4-Killian Geraci, 3-Demba Bamba, 2-Gaetan Barlot, 1-Jean-Baptiste Gros

Replacements: 16-Anthony Etrillard, 17-Quentin Walcker, 18-Sipili Falatea, 19-Cyril Cazeaux, 20-Baptiste Pesenti, 21-Cameron Woki, 22-Teddy Iribaren, 23-Anthony Bouthier

OVERALL RECORD

Played: 47

Australia wins: 27

Draws: 2

France wins: 18

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

2016 France 23-25 Australia Paris

2014 France 29-26 Australia Paris

2014 Australia 39-13 France Sydney

2014 Australia 6-0 France Melbourne

2014 Australia 50-23 France Brisbane

SERIES

July 13 Second test Melbourne

July 17 Third test Brisbane

(Compiled by Hritika Sharma in Hyderabad; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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