France will look to make it three wins out of three when they run up against Canada in the 2015 Rugby World Cup on Thursday.
The French have won both their matches so far – against Italy and Romania -- at this rugby World Cup, and they will fancy a third consecutive victory, against Canada in at Stadiummk in Milton Keynes.
"We have to keep in mind that each game can be crucial," winger Brice Dulin said. "We know that the Canadians are really physically. We'll have to put a lot of pressure on them to prevent them from playing as they did against Italy."
France, who were a little sloppy in the first half against Romania, but found their mojo, after a rollicking from Philippe Saint-Andre, in the second, will know their real test in Pool D will come against Ireland, who are a point ahead, following two matches each.
For now, though, they can only beat the team that is put in front of them, and Canada have managed just a bonus point so far, having lost their matches to Ireland and Italy.
The loss to Italy will be particularly hard to get over for Canada, considering the North American team were leading for a concerted period of time in that match. However, in the end, Italy managed a 23-18 victory, and Canada will do well to stay with the strong France side on Thursday.
"To be honest, it was pretty gutting afterward," Canada coach Kieran Crowley said of the loss to Italy. "They were pretty down for a fair while, which is natural.
"It's not so much disappointment now but just the realisation that it was there for us if we had performed a little bit better in a couple of areas
"I think we're starting to get over the hump and hopefully come game time against France, we'll be excited about getting back out there and trying to do it again."
Teams: France: Scott Spedding, Remy Grosso, Mathieu Bastareaud, Wesley Fofana, Brice Dulin, Frederic Michalak, Sebastien Tillous-Borde; Damien Chouly, Bernard Le Roux, Thierry Dusautoir, Yoann Maestri, Pascal Pape, Rabah Slimani, Guilhem Guirado, Eddy Ben Arous
Replacements: Benjamin Kayser, Vincent Debaty, Nicolas Mas, Yannick Nyanga, Fulgence Ouedraogo, Morgan Parra, Remi Tales, Alexandre Dumoulin.
Canada: Matt Evans; Phil Mackenzie, Ciaran Hearn, Nick Blevins, DTH van der Merwe; Nathan Hirayama, Phil Mack; Hubert Buydens, Aaron Carpenter, Doug Wooldridge; Brett Beukeboom, Jamie Cudmore; Kyle Gilmour, Richard Thorpe, Tyler Ardron.
Replacements: Ray Barkwill, Djustice Sears-Duru, Andrew Tiedemann, Evan Olmstead, Nanyak Dala, Gordon McRorie, Harry Jones, Conor Trainor.
Where to Watch Live
The 2015 Rugby World Cup Match 22 is scheduled for an 8 pm BST (12.30 am IST, 3 pm ET) start. Live coverage of France vs Canada in India on TV will be on Sony Six and Sony Six HD.
Viewers in Canada will be able to watch the Rugby World Cup game live on TSN1, while the action can be live streamed online on TSN TV. This Pool D match of this 2015 Rugby World Cup will be shown live in South Africa on SuperSport, while the live stream option is on SuperSport Live Video.
Viewers in the UK can watch the action live on ITV, with the live stream online option on ITV Player. Sky Sport will show the match live in New Zealand, while the action can also be watched via live streaming on Sky Go NZ.
Viewers in Australia can watch Canada play France live on Fox Sports, with the live stream option on Foxtel Play.
Audience in the USA can watch the rugby World Cup game live on Universal Sports, while the action can also be live streamed on Universal Sports Online.