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. 



Tries: Fofana, Guirado, Slimani. Papé, Grosso

Penalties: Michalak (2)

Conversions: Michalak (4), Parra


Tries: vd Merwe, Carpenter

Penalties: Hirayama (2)

Conversions: Hirayama (1)



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


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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