France vs Wales: 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final Start Time Tv Channel Venue: Oita Bank Dome Date: Sunday, 20 October, 2019 Kick-off: 8.15am BST Two European heavyweights collide when Wales take on France..Read Now..”France vs Wales”
France vs Wales
2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final
Venue: Oita Bank Dome
Date: Sunday, 20 October, 2019
Kick-off: 8.15am BST
Two European heavyweights collide when Wales take on France in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.
Wales have dominated Les Blues in recent times with seven wins in their last eight meetings and will be bolstered by the return of Dan Biggar – available for selection again after a concussion.
France’s campaign threatened to veer into chaos before what would have been an all-too familiar civil war was averted before booking their place in the knockout stage.
A crushing win over USA following a hard-fought win over Argentina has steadied the ship.
Team news and line-ups
Wales have received a positive fitness update on three key backs ahead of their World Cup quarter-final clash.
Biggar had gone off with head injuries in his last two matches, while George North also sat out Sunday’s win over Uruguay with an ankle injury.
Both are back in full training and were joined by centre Jonathan Davies, in Beppu near Oita on Tuesday, who has recovered from a knee complaint.
France meanwhile have doubts over two key players with scrum-half Antoine Dupont and winger Damian Penaud sitting out of training this week.
Score prediction: Wales 28-22 France
A couple of major injury boosts for Wales and a couple of major doubts could steer the contest in the favour of Warren Gatland’s side.
Betting tips via Betfair Exchange | UK users only | Subject to change
Wales to win: 2/5
France to win: 11/4
TV channel and live stream, and online coverage
The match will be televised live on ITV1 and ITV1 HD with build-up staring at 10:45am.
TV license payers can also stream the match online via the ITV website and the ITV Player app.
You can also follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog.
Head to Head record and history (h2h)
There have been 97 past meetings between these two sides with Wales winning 50 of those. France are not far behind with 44, with three draws contested between them.
France have just one win in the last eight meetings however – coming on home turf in February 2015.