Australia have beaten Wales in their third place playoff match at Eden Park in Auckland to finish their RWC campaign on a winning note.
Wales captain Sam Warburton has been given a three-week ban following his red card for a dangerous tip tackle against France.
Wales coach Warren Gatland has accused Irish referee Alain Rolland of costing Wales a place in the World Cup final.
Defiantly uninspiring, France have somehow burgled their way into the Rugby World Cup final at the expense of 14-man Wales.
More than 60 000 Welsh rugby fan gathered in the Millenium Stadium were left in agony as their team missed out on a RWC final.
A 14-man Wales showed guts and determination, but were unable to defeat France in a nailbiting semifinal at Eden Park.
France coach Marc Lievremont said James Hook's selection for Wales in their Rugby World Cup semi-final was "not great news".
Wales skills coach Neil Jenkins says he is wary of French kickers ahead of their Rugby World Cup semi-final in Auckland.
Wales captain Sam Warburton has been dramatically sent-off for a tip-tackle against France in their World Cup semifinal.
Wales are favourites to reach their first ever Rugby World Cup final when they take on France in the first semi-final.
Wales have injury concerns over flyhalf Rhys Priestland and lock Luke Charteris ahead of their RWC semi-final against France.
Excitement has been building in rugby-mad Wales ahead of their World Cup semi-final against France in New Zealand.
Rhys Priestland, one of Wales' shining stars at the RWC, has been ruled out of semi-final against France through injury.
The Welsh face an almost impossible task in guessing what sort of French side they will face in their World Cup semi-final.
The All Blacks are a mighty force and this Rugby World Cup may well be the one where they shake the ghosts of past tournaments.
Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper is arguably the most flamboyant, talented and mercurial rugby player to represent the Australian team in recent years.
Eden Park's history boasts some of the greatest sporting moments, including the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987 and 1992 Cricket World Cup.
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