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RugbyU - RugbyU: 'Exceptional' Vermeulen return delights Springboks

South Africa's rugby team, Springboks', head coach Allister Coetzee (L) and lock and captain Eben Etzebeth (R) give a press conference on November 16, 2017, in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris, ahead of a rugby union test match between France and South Africa on November 18. (AFP Photo/Lionel BONAVENTURE)

France Captains Run

Rugby Union - France Captains Run - National Rugby Center, Marcoussis, France - November 17, 2017 French National Rugby team Antoine Dupont attends a training session. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

France Captains Run

Rugby Union - France Captains Run - National Rugby Center, Marcoussis, France - November 17, 2017 French National Rugby team Anthony Belleau attends a training session. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

France Captains Run

Rugby Union - France Captains Run - National Rugby Center, Marcoussis, France - November 17, 2017 French National Rugby team Francois Trinh-Duc and team-mates attend a training session. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

France Captains Run

Rugby Union - France Captains Run - National Rugby Center, Marcoussis, France - November 17, 2017 French National Rugby team coach Guy Noves and Francois Trinh-Duc attend a training session. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

France Captains Run

Rugby Union - France Captains Run - National Rugby Center, Marcoussis, France - November 17, 2017 French National Rugby team coach Guy Noves and Francois Trinh-Duc attend a training session. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

France Captains Run

Rugby Union - France Captains Run - National Rugby Center, Marcoussis, France - November 17, 2017 French National Rugby team attends a training session. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

France Captains Run

Rugby Union - France Captains Run - National Rugby Center, Marcoussis, France - November 17, 2017 French National Rugby team coach Guy Noves leads a training session. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

France Captains Run

Rugby Union - France Captains Run - National Rugby Center, Marcoussis, France - November 17, 2017 French National Rugby team coach Guy Noves leads a training session. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

France Captains Run

Rugby Union - France Captains Run - National Rugby Center, Marcoussis, France - November 17, 2017 French National Rugby team coach Guy Noves leads a training session. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

France Captains Run

Rugby Union - France Captains Run - National Rugby Center, Marcoussis, France - November 17, 2017 French National Rugby team coach Guy Noves leads a training session. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

France Captains Run

Rugby Union - France Captains Run - National Rugby Center, Marcoussis, France - November 17, 2017 French National Rugby team coach Guy Noves leads a training session. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

France Captains Run

Rugby Union - France Captains Run - National Rugby Center, Marcoussis, France - November 17, 2017 French National Rugby team attends a training session. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

France Captains Run

Rugby Union - France Captains Run - National Rugby Center, Marcoussis, France - November 17, 2017 French National Rugby team attends a training session. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Rugby Union - RugbyU: Coetzee sees despair date for France-South Africa

South Africa's rugby team, Springboks', head coach Allister Coetzee gives a press conference on November 16, 2017, in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris, ahead of a rugby union test match between France and South Africa on November 18. (AFP Photo/Lionel BONAVENTURE)

Rugby Union - RugbyU: Summer blues firing France against Springboks, says Guirado

France's hooker and captain Guilhem Guirado speaks during a press conference in Marcoussis near Paris on November 17, 2017, on the eve of the international Test match between France and South Africa. (AFP Photo/Martin BUREAU)

France's coach Guy Noves announces in Marcoussis on November 16, 2017 the starting XV for the November 18 international rugby union Test match against South Africa

France's coach Guy Noves announces in Marcoussis on November 16, 2017 the starting XV for the November 18 international rugby union Test match against South Africa

France's coach Guy Noves announces in Marcoussis on November 16, 2017 the starting XV for the November 18 international rugby union Test match against South Africa (AFP Photo/Philippe LOPEZ)

France's coach Guy Noves announces in Marcoussis on November 16, 2017 the starting XV for the November 18 international rugby union Test match against South Africa

Rugby Union - South Africa v France

South Africa's captain Eben Etzebeth and Elton Jantjies tackles France's Louis Picamoles. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

President of the French bid Claude Atcher (L), French rugby union federation (FFR) vice-president Serge Simon (C) and French rugby president Bernard Laporte react as France is named to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, in London, on November 15, 2017

President of the French bid Claude Atcher (L), French rugby union federation (FFR) vice-president Serge Simon (C) and French rugby president Bernard Laporte react as France is named to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, in London, on November 15, 2017

President of the French bid Claude Atcher (L), French rugby union federation (FFR) vice-president Serge Simon (C) and French rugby president Bernard Laporte react as France is named to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, in London, on November 15, 2017 (AFP Photo/-)

President of the French bid Claude Atcher (L), French rugby union federation (FFR) vice-president Serge Simon (C) and French rugby president Bernard Laporte react as France is named to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, in London, on November 15, 2017

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2023 Host Country Announcement

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2023 Host Country Announcement - Pretoria, South Africa - November 15, 2017 South African fans react after France was announced as the Rugby World Cup host country for the Rugby World Cup in 2023, at a public viewing area. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2023 Host Country Announcement

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2023 Host Country Announcement - Pretoria, South Africa - November 15, 2017 South African fans react after France was announced as the Rugby World Cup host country for the Rugby World Cup in 2023, at a public viewing area. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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