France Rugby
Mas ruled out for two weeks
ESPNscrum Staff
September 17, 2011
Mas is set to be out for at least two weeks © Getty Images

France prop Nicolas Mas is set to miss the pivotal Pool A clash with the All Blacks with a hamstring injury.

The tight-head prop, who started France's 47-21 victory over Japan but was not selected for Sunday's game against Canada, was forced to pull out of training on Friday due to the injury and will struggle to be fit for the match against New Zealand on September 24.

"It's a big blow," Lievremont said. "We think he should be absent for two weeks. We will know more in a few days."

Fly-half David Skrela has already been ruled out of the tournament with a shoulder injury.

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