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France to face Rugby World Cup holders South Africa in quarter-final showdown

France to face Rugby World Cup holders South Africa in quarter-final showdown


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The French hosts will take on title holders South Africa in a tantalising quarter-final at the Stade de France next Sunday, after Ireland’s defeat of Scotland ensured the Springboks finished second of their group.

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France and South Africa last met in Marseille a year ago, with the French defeating the world champions 3src-26.

France and South Africa last met in Marseille a year ago, with the French defeating the world champions 30-26. © Sylvain Thomas, AFP

France wrapped up the group stage with a 60-7 drubbing of Italy on Friday to move into the knockout round as Pool A winners – but the next test on their World Cup journey will be

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