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Traditional rivals Wales and France face off in the third Rugby World Cup quarter-final. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the game from 6:15pm (AEDT).
The Welsh will like their chances going into this one after going through the pool stage undefeated, their most notable scalp being a 4-point victory over fellow heavyweights the Wallabies.
France have been patchy so far in this tournament. After a first up unconvincing 2-point win over Argentina, they put 33 points on the USA before Tonga sent a scare through the camp in their third pool match.
Unfortunately, due to Typhoon Hagibis, they didn’t get a chance to play for the top spot in the group against the English in what would have been an absolutely brilliant way to close out Pool C.
As such the French will be well-rested leading into this game, although they would certainly have liked to test themselves against England prior to the knock-out stage.
Wales will be buoyed by the return of outside centre Jonathan Davies and fly-half Dan Biggar, both of whom will add plenty to the side in attack.
As for the French, they look a shadow of the side that came in second to the All Blacks 8 years ago.
Recent head to head goes well in favour of the Welsh in this one. They’ve claimed the last two matches against France, as well as seven of the last eight going back to 2012, with France recording their lone win in this period during the 2017 Six Nations.
France are certainly not without a chance. But the smart money is on Wales and rightly so.
Wales by 10.
Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 6:15pm (AEDT).
Where: Oita Bank Dome, Oita
When: 6:15pm (AEDT)
TV: Channel 10, Fox Sports
Streaming: Kayo Sports
Liam Williams, George North, Jonathan Davies, Hadleigh Parkes, Josh Adams, Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies, Josh Navidi, Justin Tipuric, Aaron Wainwright, Alun Wyn Jones, Jake Ball, Tomas Francis, Ken Owens, Wyn Jones.
Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rhys Carre, Dillon Lewis, Aaron Shingler, Ross Moriarty, Tomos Williams, Rhys Patchell, Owen Watkin.
Maxime Medard, Damian Penaud, Virimi Vakatawa, Gael Fickou, Yoann Huget, Romain Ntamack, Antoine Dupont; Gregorie Alldritt, Charles Ollivon, Wenceslas Lauret, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Bernard Le Roux, Rabah Slimani, Guilhem Guirado, Jefferson Poirot.
Replacements: Camille Chat, Cyril Baille Emerick Setiano, Paul Gabrillagues, Louis Picamoles, Baptiste Serin, Camille Lopez, Vincent Rattez.