France too strong for plucky Canada

2015-10-01 22:55
Wesley Fofana (AP)

Cape Town - France have beaten a plucky Canadian side by 41-18 in a Rugby World Cup Pool D match at the Stadium MK.

As it happened - France v Canada

Canada certainly proved a handful for their more fancied rivals and after 30 minutes of play only trailed by 5 points. France however, scored just before half time for a 24-12 lead.

In the second half, France began to control the match, scoring a further two tries to secure a bonus point. 

Scorers

France:

Tries: Fofana, Guirado, Slimani. Papé, Grosso

Penalties: Michalak (2)

Conversions: Michalak (4), Parra

Fiji:

Tries: vd Merwe, Carpenter

Penalties: Hirayama (2)

Conversions: Hirayama (1)

Teams

Canada:

15 Matt Evans, 14 Phil Mackenzie, 13 Ciaran Hearn, 12 Nick Blevins, 11 DTH Van Der Merwe, 10 Nathan Hirayama, 9 Phil Mack, 8 Tyler Ardron (captain), 7 Richard Thorpe, 6 Kyle Gilmour, 5 Jamie Cudmore, 4 Brett Beukeboom, 3 Doug Wooldridge, 2 Aaron Carpenter, 1 Hubert Buydens

Replacements: 16 Ray Barkwill, 17 Djustice Sears-Duru, 18 Andrew Tiedemann, 19 Evan Olmstead, 20 Nanyak Dala, 21 Gordon McRorie, 22 Harry Jones, 23 Conor Trainor

France: 

15 Scott Spedding, 14 Brice Dulin, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Remy Grosso, 10 Frederic Michalak, 9 Sebastian Tillous-Borde, 8 Damien Chouly, 7 Bernard Le Roux, 6 Thierry Dusautoir (captain), 5 Yoann Maestri, 4 Pascal Pape, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Guilhem Guirado, 1 Eddy Ben Arous

Replacements: 16 Benjamin Kayser, 17 Vincent Debaty, 18 Nicolas Mas, 19 Yannick Nyanga, 20 Fulgence Ouedraogo, 21 Morgan Parra, 22 Remi Tales, 23 Alexandre Dumoulin

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