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Key French backs Antoine Dupont and Damian Penaud have been passed fit to play in their Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against Wales, a huge boost for coach Jacques Brunel that allowed him to name a full-strength side on Friday.

Scrumhalf Dupont had a back problem while winger Penaud had an abdominal strain but both men, who have been in sharp form in Japan and in the warmup games, had recovered enough to play on Sunday with Brunel saying they were both “100 percent.”

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