France beats Uruguay 27-12

France beats Uruguay 27-12

By Alipate Narawa
Friday 15/09/2023
Sekou Macalou of France celebrates scoring his team's fourth try prior to being disallowed following a TMO review during the Rugby World Cup France 2023 match between France and Uruguay at Stade Pierre Mauroy on September 14, 2023 in Lille, France. (Photo

A much-changed France side overcame Uruguay 27-12 in Lille to maintain their winning start at their home World Cup.

The hosts, who made 12 changes to the side who beat New Zealand on the opening night, took the lead with a Melvyn Jaminet penalty.

Uruguay hit back through a Nicolas Freitas try before Antoine Hastoy crossed for France.

Baltazar Amaya threatened a Uruguay comeback but Peato Mauvaka and Louis Bielle-Biarrey sealed the win.

Victory moved France a step closer to the quarter-finals as Uruguay began their campaign with their best result against a tier one nation at the World Cup.

Les Blues resume their tour of the country against Namibia in Marseille in their next Pool A match on 21 September, while the South Americans face Italy in Nice the night before.

Rugby World Cup - Bronze and Grand Final

Bronze Final -
Sat 28 OctFull TimeArgentina23 - 26England
Grand Final -
Sun 29 OctFull TimeNew Zealand11 - 12South Africa
Click here for full fixtures


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