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Milton Keynes plays host to the next game in Pool D at the 2015 Rugby World Cup on Thursday, when Canada face France. While Canada still seek their first win of the tournament, France are moving inevitably towards their showdown with Ireland at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, the outcome of which, will almost certainly decide who finished top of Pool D, and avoids a quarter-final showdown with the All Blacks.
France registered a routine win, in a lacklustre match, against Italy first time out, before a much changed side had to battle all the way to secure a bonus point win against the Romanian Oaks. The Canadian Canucks were comfortably defeated by Ireland in Cardiff, conceding seven tried on the way to a 7=50 loss. But last weekend in Leeds, they threatened to provide a major upset against Italy, before succumbing late on and going down by 18-23. They did match their Italian opponents 2-2 in tries scored.
The match is likely to see both sides play many of their back up players, as France keep key players safe from injury ready for the Ireland showdown, and the Canucks prepare for their final game against Romania next week, which will give them their best chance of recording a win at this World Cup.
Posted: 18th September 2011
On Sunday, September 18th, the Rugby World Cup continues with a match between Canada and France, happening in Napier at 20:30 local time. This match will be the 9th one played between these two sides and France has taken seven of those, with Canada only winning one time. The win for Canada happened in 1994 when they played the French at Twin Elms Park, a match that ended 18 to 16. Later on that year, France came back with a 28 to 9 win in France and they have won the four most recent matches that they have played against the Canadians.
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