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France vs Argentina: Rugby World Cup live scores, blog

21st September, 2019
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France

23

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Argentina

21

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FRA23 : 21ARG

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21st September, 2019
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France

23

Match Complete

Argentina

21

C. Lopez69
68B. Urdapilleta
60B. Urdapilleta
53J. Montoya
42N. Sanchez
41G. P. Pagadizaval
R. Ntamack40
R. Ntamack29
R. Ntamack22
A. Dupont21
R. Ntamack18
G. Fickou17
14N. Sanchez

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Tries
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2
Conversions
1
2
Penalty Goals
3
1
Field Goals
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France face Argentina in the third match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 5:15pm (AEST).

France and Argentina begin their World Cup campaigns with a blockbuster Pool C clash. It’s a repeat of the 2007 tournament opener in which Los Pumas stunned the Stade de France crowd by winning 17-12 before proceeding to defeat the hosts again in the bronze medal match.

Les Blues, who were runners-up in 1987, 1999 and 2011, have won four of their previous six Test matches against Argentina, including their last two on the spin.

They have opted for Toulouse pairing Romain Ntamack and Antoine Dupont as their halves partnership. In Dupont France have a livewire who can cause chaos for opposition defenders at this World Cup.

Los Pumas are not in good form having lost nine Tests in a row but this is a World Cup and Argentina tend to deliver on the big stage.

Their key men include influential captain Pablo Matera and Stade Francais flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez, who was the top point-scorer as Argentina reached the semi-finals four years ago.

France lead in overall matches played between the two by 36 wins to 14 but they will not forget 2007 and will be seeking revenge here.

This crunch fixture has all the makings of a classic and in a pool that also features England, Tonga and the United States, it could prove decisive.

Prediction
France to edge a tight contest by ten points.

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Game information

Kick-off: 5:15pm (AEST)
Venue: Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo
TV: Live, Fox Sports
Online: Live and on demand, Kayo
Betting: France $1.74, Argentina $2.00.
Teams

France
Medard, Penaud, Fickou, Vakatawa, Huget, Ntamack, Dupont, Poirot, Guirado, Slimani, Iturria, Vahaamahina, Lauret, Ollivon, Alldritt

Replacements: Chat, Baille, Bamba, Le Roux, Picamoles, Machenaud, Lopez, Ramos

Argentina
Boffelli; Moroni, Orlando, De la Fuente, Moyano; Sanchez, Cubelli, Tetaz Chaparro, Creevy, Figallo, Petti, Lavanini, Matera (c), Kremer, Ortega Desio

Replacements: Montoya, Vivas, Medrano, Alemanno, Lezana, Ezcurra, Urdapilleta, Carreras

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