The Japanese coach, Jamie Joseph, innovated for the last fall test against the XV of France, Sunday (2 p.m.) in Toulouse. With a new hinge consisting of fly-half Seungsin Lee and scrum-half Naoto Saito, on the bench last Saturday in the 52-13 loss to England. The uncapped fly half, Hayata Nakao, appears on the score sheet.
“France have a very experienced back line who tend to play a large part of the game in their own half, giving the opposition a lot of ballsexplained the New Zealand technician. So we have to make sure that when we receive that ball, we make good decisions to counter or return to kicking. We have worked hard to seize the opportunities that will arise by keeping the ball in hand and tapping our feet when we feel we are under pressure. Finding the right balance will be key in this game.»