France called up Morgan Parra and dropped Mathieu Bastareaud to the bench among three changes to their side to play New Zealand on Saturday (03:00 Sunday HKT). Coach Philippe Saint-Andre handed starts to Parra, centre Alexandre Dumoulin and South Africa-born flanker Bernard Le Roux for the crunch match. "Against New Zealand we know that if we want to win we need to play on the front foot," Saint-Andre said. We know that if we don’t play well we are back home on Sunday with our head on the floor Philippe Saint-Andre, France coach "We know that if we don't play well we are back home on Sunday with our head on the floor." Parra comes in for Sebastian Tillous-Borde, who misses out on the match-day 23 altogether as South African-born Rory Kockott is named on the bench. Tillous-Borde has started 10 of France's last 13 test matches, one of Saint-Andre's key men, but was discarded for the experienced, goal-kicking Parra. But it will be only the third time Parra has linked up with Frederic Michalak, who will retain kicking duties. "Morgan starts, he's a big competitor. We've decided to start him and we're counting on his leadership skills, especially with the forwards," said Saint-Andre, still smarting from last weekend's comprehensive 24-9 defeat by Ireland. "I expect we will get more ball than last week because the set piece wasn't good. "We need more ball and to use it and play rugby. Last week, we were 70 per cent in defence and only 30 per cent in attack." READ ALL OUR RUGBY WORLD CUP COVERAGE HERE... Dumoulin replaces Bastareaud in midfield, the Racing 92 player offering up greater fluidity and a decent passing game after Bastareaud's one-dimensional crash-ball tactic was cruelly exposed by Ireland. Bastareaud is among the replacements, Le Roux moving up to take the place of Damien Chouly on the openside and Yannick Nyanga named as cover in a more dynamic option. There is no specialist lock in the replacements, hooker Dimitri Szarzewski taking the place of Benjamin Kayser, Vincent Debaty and Nicolas Mas providing front-row cover, with Chouly replacing Alexandre Flanquart. The back three remain the same with Brice Dulin and Fiji-born Noa Nakaitaci on the wings in front of fullback Scott Spedding, a third member of the squad born in South Africa. Num ber eight Louis Picamoles partners Le Roux and captain Thierry Dusautoir in the back row. The front five remain unchanged, Yoann Maestri and Pascal Pape in the boiler house with Rabah Slimani, Guilhem Guirado and Eddy Ben Arous forming the front row.