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RWC: Wales kick off against France in this morning's quarter final action

Warren Gatland's men want to make the World Cup Semi Finals for the third time


Wales centre Jonathan Davies has been ruled out of this morning's World Cup quarter-final against France with a knee injury.

The 31-year-old is replaced in the team by Owen Watkin.

Leigh Halfpenny takes Watkin's place on the bench.

Warren Gatland's side have won seven of their past eight meetings with Les Bleus.

Can Wales move one step closer to giving Gatland the perfect farewell or will France throw the formbook out the window in Oita?

 

 

Past meetings

2019: France 19-24 Wales (Paris)
2018: Wales 14-13 France (Cardiff)
2017: France 20-18 Wales (Paris)
2016: Wales 19-10 France (Cardiff)
2015: France 13-20 Wales (Paris)

Dan Biggar has successfully followed return-to-play protocols to start at fly-half while Jonathan Davies and George North have both shaken off knocks to start.

It is the same side that started Wales' opening two World Cup matches against Georgia and Australia, underlining Warren Gatland's consistency of selection.

 

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