Wales continue their knockouts journey at Rugby World Cup 2019 will be against France at the Oita Stadium. The matchups between Wales vs France 2nd quarter-finals scheduled to be held on Sunday 20th October at 07:15 GMT. Wales came top of Pool D after beating Georgia, the Australia, Fiji and Uruguay.France came second in Pool C after after beating Argentina, the USA and Tonga before having their final match against England draw. Check out Wales vs France – 2019 Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals: What, when, how to watch online, squads and prediction.
When is it?
The knockouts 2nd clash between Wales vs France square off on Sunday 20 October 2019.
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What time is kick-off?
The matchups gets under way at 07:15 GMT, 8.15am BST, 16:15 local time. Overall, Wales vs France have played each other on 97 previous occasions; of which Wales have won 50 matches, whilst France have won 44 matches, and there has been three draw. Total points earned Wales 1457 and France 1400.
Where is it?
Wales vs France’s quarter-finals round of Rugby World Cup 2019 takes place in the Oita Stadium, Oita, Japan. The Stadium is currently called Showa Denko Dome Oita as an abbreviated form, by naming rights; mostly a multi-purpose stadium. The stadium also hosts Rugby World Cup 2019 matches, including a few international matches, Top League games, Sometimes for Top League rugby games. The stadium was opened in 2001. It has capacity of 40,000 (former 3,000 movable seats were removed).
What TV channel is it on?
All 48 games will be shown live on different streaming services. It depends on your location. ITV will be showing live coverage of the match from 10.25 am with the match available to stream live in the UK on the ITV Player. TF1 is hold their for the fans of France. Supported devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets. Alternatively, you can follow all the action with our live streaming links before match begin. So bookmark this page and return on the game day to ensure you do not miss out.
How to watch Wales vs France live streaming?
The 2019 Rugby World Cup 43th match between Wales vs France will be broadcasting Sunday, October 20, 2019. Performances live on ITV, TF1. In addition, you have the options to follow this matchups in different streaming service. Click here to find out Rugby World Cup International broadcaster.
When to watch Wales vs France online?
The Wales vs France matches will be available on the following devices and platforms: laptops, smartphones and tablets, iOS, Apple TV, Android, Chromecast, Kindle Fire, Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox, Windows 8, and Roku. There are a lot of options out there. RWCFixtures.Com has rounded up everything you need to know about how to watch the Wales vs France game on TV and online.
What is the latest squad news?
Warren Gatland is expected to have a fully-fit 31-man squad to choose from for this quarter-final, with Dan Biggar and Jonathan Davies set to be fit to play after sitting out the win over Uruguay with a head and knee knock respectively.
George North is expected to have recovered from an ankle injury, while Hadleigh Parkes’ shoulder injury is not thought to be serious.
Gatland’s biggest dilemma will come on the back-row, where hard-hitting Ross Moriarty is likely to miss out as Aaron Wainwright, Josh Navidi and Justin Tipuric aim to pick up where they left off in Wales’ biggest match thus far, against Australia in the pool stages.
France coach Jacques Brunel will be sweating over the fitness of star duo Antoine Dupont and Damian Penaud, both of whom are reported injury doubts ahead of the match.
According to French media reports, Dupont has bee struggling with a back niggle, with Toulon-bound Baptiste Serin set to start if Dupont cannot recover.
Penaud’s injury is reportedly less serious, but the dangerous Alivereti Raka will be the man to step up if the Clermont youngster cannot recover from a stomach strain.
Forwards: Jake Ball, Adam Beard, Rhys Carre, James Davies, Elliot Dee, Ryan Elias, Tomas Francis, Cory Hill. Alun Wyn Jones, Wyn Jones, Dillon Lewis, Ross Moriarty, Josh Navidi, Ken Owens, Aaron Shingler Nicky Smith, Justin Tipuric, Aaron Wainwright
Backs: Josh Adams, Hallam Amos, Dan Biggar, Aled Davies, Gareth Davies, Jonathan Davies, Leigh Halfpenny, George North, Hadleigh Parkes, Rhys Patchell, Owen Watkin, Tomos Williams, Liam Williams
Forwards: Gregory Alldritt, Demba Bamba, Yacouba Camara, Camille Chat, Paul Gabrillagues, Guilhem Guirado (captain), Arthur Iturria, Felix Lambey, Wenceslas Lauret, Bernard Le Roux, Peato Mauvaka, Jefferson Poirot, Louis Picamoles, Dany Priso, Emerick Setiano, Rabah Slimani, Sebastien Vahaamahina
Backs: Geoffrey Doumayrou, Antoine Dupont, Gael Fickou, Wesley Fofana, Sofiane Guitoune, Yoann Huget, Camille Lopez, Maxime Machenaud, Maxime Medard, Romain Ntamack, Damian Penaud, Alivereti Raka, Thomas Ramos, Baptiste Serin
What are the betting odds?
- Wales to win: 2/5
- France to win: 2/1
- Draw: 33/1
Read the latest odds for the quarter-final matches.
Wales vs France prediction
France are volatile and out for revenge – they will be dangerous and Wales will know that. Les Bleus have some superb individuals – on paper they look as good, if not better, than Wales.
Nonetheless, Wales’ spirit and gritty determination will be enough to get them through. They have won their only match against ‘Tier one’ opposition this tournament, where they upped their game impressively, and they will be readying themselves for another World Cup semi-final.
Predicted score: Wales 25 France 20