[Wales v France] Wales beat France 20-19 to reach Rugby World Cup semi-finals in thriller


Wales beat France 20-19 to reach Rugby World Cup semi-finals in thriller

So it was a battle-hardened Wales against a rested France. Who would prevail? France provided a glimpse of what they offered with Wales grateful for crucial defensive interventions from George North and Justin Tipuric before Les Bleus powered through the …

Wales 20-19 France: Rugby World Cup 2019, quarter-final – as it happened

77 mins. Alun Wyn Jones takes a towering gather of the restart but France work it back their side before Lopez boots his clearance over the dead ball line and so awards Wales a scrum all the way back on halfway. Wales are in no rush to get this packed down.

Wales vs France, Rugby World Cup 2019: Five things we learned as Sebastien Vahaamahina red card costs Les Bleus

France could not afford to get dragged into an attritional, forward-based contest. They have neither the big match steel nor grunt in the pack to grind out a victory against a Welsh side designed to do exactly that. What they had to do was invite the Welsh to play …

Wales v France Live: Latest reaction as Wales reach World Cup semi-final while Japan face South Africa

Wales somehow snatched victory from the jaws of defeat to reach a World Cup semi-final with a dramatic win over France. A horrific start saw Wales go 12-0 down early on through quick-fire tries from Sebastien Vahaamahina and Charles Ollivon – but Wales …

Wales v France: Late try powers Wales to thrilling quarterfinal win against 14-man France

Replacement loose forward Ross Moriarty scored a try six minutes from time to power Wales into the World Cup semifinals. Wales' pipped 14-man France 20-19 in Oita on Sunday night (NZT), coming back from 19-10 down at the break, and 12-0 inside the …

Wales come from behind to beat 14-man France in World Cup quarter-final

… final scoreline is everything. Warren Gatland's side are into the last four, 80 minutes away from becoming the first Welsh team to make the final. If they enjoy as much good fortune as they did against France, the Gatland era may yet have a storybook ending.

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