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France have secured a spot in the quarterfinals with a thrilling two-point win over Tonga on Sunday at the Rugby World Cup.
France can make a spot in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup absolutely certain with a win over Tonga tonight. Join The Roar for live scores from the match at Kumamoto Stadium, starting from 6:45pm AEDT.
Despite beginning the tournament in the 2019 ‘pool of death’ alongside England and Argentina, France have a quarter-finals berth all but sewn up after their first two matches.
They were able to sneak past Argentina by a narrow two-point margin in their first game of the world cup, then thrashed the USA 33-9 in their second.
That result, combined with Argentina’s loss to England yesterday, means three wins will be good enough to make a quarter-finals berth absolutely certain, and they should get there against Tonga today.
That will set up a match with England as their final pools game to get top spot, with whoever lands that position likely to go on to a quarter-final against the Wallabies.
Tonga have had a frustrating world cup so far, suffering comfortable defeats to first England and then Argentina in their opening two matches of the tournament.
If they don’t manage to pull off an upset today, they’ll be looking at their final pools stage match against the USA to get a win before their tournament comes to an end.
Join The Roar for live scores from the match between France and Tonga in the 2019 Rugby World Cup at Kumamoto Stadium on Sunday night, starting from 6:45pm AEDT.
When: 6:45pm AEDT
Where: Kumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto City
TV: Fox Sports
Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)
Assistants: Paul Williams (New Zealand), Matthew Carly (England)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)
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