Rugby World Cup 2011

Yachvili nurses bruised thigh

2011-10-09 07:38
Dimitri Yachvili (AP)

Auckland - France scrumhalf Dimitri Yachvili will have lighter training this week as he bids to shake off a thigh injury in time to face Wales in Saturday's Rugby World Cup semifinal.

Yachvili sustained deep bruising to his thigh in Saturday's 19-12 quarter-final win against England.

France coach Marc Lievremont says "he will have a less (intensive) training program this week."

Yachvili came off midway through the second half and was replaced by Francois Trinh-Duc, with makeshift No 10 Morgan Parra switching back to scrumhalf.

Yachvili kicked two penalties in France's win at Eden Park.


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