Wales defeated France in the 3rd quarter-final of Rugby World Cup 2019
In the third quarter-final of Rugby World Cup 2019, Wales beat France by 20-19 at Oita Stadium. France gave a tough fight to Wales but failed to make into the semis.
Wales reached into the semis of Rugby World Cup 2019 as they thrashed France in a close encounter.
This is the third time when Wales reached into the semis of Rugby World Cup. On the other hand, France lost the second consecutive quarter-final in the World Cup.
About the match
In the first half of the match, France played really well with positivity and full commitment. In the first eight minutes, France was leading by 8-0. French Lock Sebastien Vahaamahina has scored the first point of the match. France was leading by 19-10 at the end of the first half of the match.
After the half-time, the French team reduced to 14 players when match referee Jaco Peyper showed a red card to Vahaamahina. He (Sebastien Vahaamahina) elbowed Wales’ flanker Aaron Wainwright in the face in a maul and after this referee reviewed TV pictures and sent him off.
After the existence of Vahaamahina, Wales charged on France and changed the total scenario of the match. Ross Moriarty scored a late try which gave the Welsh a victory of 20-19 over Blues. France will be very disappointing after losing second consecutive quarter-final in the World Cup.
Player of the match – Aaron Wainwright
The 22-year-old flanker, Aaron Wainwright is a player of the match for his astonishing performance. In this match, he made 1 try, 64 metres gained, 2 clean breaks and 14 tackles. This is Aaron’s first World Cup and he will definitely want to win this for Wales.
What captain’s said after the match
🗣Hear from @WelshRugbyUnion's captain Alun Wyn Jones as he discusses a pulsating and nail biting encounter— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 20, 2019
His team will face Japan or South Africa in the Semi-Finals #RWC2019 #WALvFRA #WebbEllisCup #RWCOita pic.twitter.com/aHLI8RXrWb
In the history of Rugby World Cup, Wales never reach into the final. This time they will try hard to reach into the final. Wales semi-final match is on September 27 against the winner of the 4th quarter-final between Japan and South Africa.