France are hoping to rebuild some momentum after a stuttering performance from their second string against Uruguay last time out. Fabien Galthie’s team defeated Los Teros but have yet to record a bonus-point victory which may come back to haunt them should Pool A come down to a tight finish.
The Rugby World Cup hosts will feel more confident about tonight’s outing though as they face Namibia in their third match of the tournament. The African side have already suffered two heavy defeats, most recently to New Zealand, and will fear a similar fate here.
There have been some surprising displays from the so-called minnows, think Uruguay and Portugal last week, that show they can punch above their weight, and Allister Coetzee will hope that his Namibian side can produce a better account of themselves this evening.
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France vs Namibia Live
- France host Namibia in the Rugby World Cup with kick-off at 8pm BST, live on ITV4
- The tournament hosts will be hoping for a third consecutive win to take them top of Pool A
- Namibia have lost both of their matches so far conceding over 50 points in each game
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After a stuttering showing from their second string against Uruguay, France will hope to find top gear again with Namibia their third Rugby World Cup opponents.
Fabien Galthie has returned most of his first-choice starters to his side for the hosts’ third pool fixture at their home tournament.
Namibia suffered a heavy defeat against New Zealand last time out and will fear befalling similar fate here.
But the performances of Uruguay and Portugal last week showed that many of the so-called minnows can punch above their weight, and Allister Coetzee will hope that his side can produce a better account of themselves.