Rugby World Cup 2019: France v Wales (Sun)


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Wales will be looking to avenge their 2011 World Cup semi-final conquer when they confront France in Oita on Sunday in the 2019 quarter-finals.
When France defeated Wales 9-8 in Auckland Both teams have met once in the global tournament.
After captain Sam Warburton was red carded after 19 seconds for a tip undertake on Vincent Clerc, wales pulled off a win.
Eight years Wales look settled then their French rivals having won seven out of their eight matches between the two sides.
Wales have proved impressive in achieving quarter-final qualification, winning Pool D.
Les Bleus are unbeaten although there have been reports of unrest at the French camp.
France finished second in Pool C supporting England after victories over USA, Tonga and Argentina.
The pool decider against England was called off due to Typhoon Hagibis with both sides. After securing more incentive points in their three 13, england topped the group.
Wales backs Dan Biggar Jonathan Davies and Hadleigh Parkes have been passed names the same side that played against Australia and Georgia.
Davies has recovered from a knee injury suffered against Fiji, whilst Parkes picked up a shoulder problem against Uruguay having suffered a fracture in his own hand.
Head injuries that were separate were endured by biggar against Australia and Fiji and was forced off from both games but has handed the yield to perform with protocols.
Wing George North can be readily available after recovering from an ankle injury.
France have made five changes from the side that defeated Tonga. Scrum-half Antoine Dupont had been troubled by a back problem, but will take his place.
The starting side consists out of their opening win using the real change being lock Bernard le Roux starting rather than Arthur Iturria from Argentina.
Brunels side shows six changes from the team that lost 24-19 to Wales.
Full-back Maxime Medard can also be the sole survivor from the team that beat Wales at the 2011 World Cup.
Wales: L Williams; North, Jonathan Davies, Parkes, Adams; Biggar, G Davies; Wyn Jones, Owens, Francis, Ball, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Wainwright, Navidi, Tipuric.
Replacements: Watkin, E Dee, Carre Beard, Moriarty Patchell.
France: Medard; Penaud, Vakatawa, Fickou, Huget; Ntamack, Dupont; Poirot, Guirado (capt), Slimani, Le Roux, Vahaamahina, Lauret, Ollivon, Alldritt.
Replacements: Chat Setiano Picamoles, Serin, Lopez, Rattez.
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa); Assistant referees: Nic Berry (Australia), Paul Williams (New Zealand); TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa).
Wales head coach Warren Gatland:France are a huge group, a physical group. We have had a great record against them, weve won seven of their eight matches and was the 100-minute match in Paris in which they scored in the previous minute.
As coaches and players, this is exactly what you do all of the hard work and training for. Its all for moments and to try to reach finals.
As a coaching team, weve had a good deal of success in big games when it is really depended, whether thats been in Grand Slam matches, European finals or Premiership finals with Wasps or even on (British & Irish) Lions tours as well.
Weve got a very great formula as a group about getting things correct. Its not just about the physical preparation, it is about being mentally right and the best two inches everybody talks about.
France head coach Jacques Brunel:Waless confidence is greater than ours, that is obvious. Their ranking is much better. Theyve been consistent. Thats undeniable.
Theyre not going to modify their strategy. They are going to rely on a defensive screen, quality individuals, their ability to put the opposition.
They are the favorites. Were in the Use of the underdog. That is logical, regular, but it does not stop us believing in our chances.
Set within parkland outside Oita City, Oita Stadium, also known as the Oita Bank Dome, hosts five Rugby World Cup 2019 matches, including 2 quarter-finals later England and Australia played at the knockout game.
This will be the second match at the ground after their 29-17 Pool D win over Fiji of Wales.
It is the greatest World Cup place on the island of Kyushu with a capacity of 40,000 and hosted on three matches in the 2002 World Cup finals.
The stadium has a retractable dome roof with roof system powered by a wire traction system. The roof is currently closed to the World Cup matches.
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