Rugby Globe Mug: France beat Fiji 44-0 to reach quarter-finals

France safeguarded their place in the quarter-finals with a guaranteed victory that ended Fiji'’ s launching Globe Mug campaign.

Wing Marine Menager went across early after a powerful driven lineout absorbed the Fiji support, and also centre Maelle Filopon racked up two attempts as France accelerated away in Whangarei.

They appear set to be the fourth seeds in the last 8, placing them on training course for a prospective semi-final with hosts New Zealand.

England, who beat France last weekend break, are frustrating favourites to get rid of South Africa on Sunday and complete a clean sweep of Swimming pool C.

Wales – defeated by Australia in Pool A previously on Saturday – will certainly make the last 8 providing South Africa do not win.

Fiji, who defeated Fantastic Britain to Olympic sevens bronze in Tokyo in 2015, showed a lot of venture versus France but can not locate the consistency and also cohesion to threaten a trouble.

They will, nonetheless, leave from New Zealand with useful experience as well as a maiden World Mug win.

Fiji, the lowest-ranked side to get the competition, beat South Africa using Karalaini Naisewa'’ s last-minute shot last weekend break

. After a remarkable efficiency in a narrow defeat by competition favourites England last weekend, France highlighted their qualifications as title contenders versus Fiji at the Northland Occasions Centre.

Rugby Globe Mug: France beat Fiji 44-0 to reach quarter-finals

With first-choice scrum-half Laure Sansus dismissed of their campaign with a knee injury, Pauline Bourdon, her companion as well as Toulouse team-mate, was a dynamic visibility at 9.

Bourdon'’ s sharp blind-side break established Melisande Llorens for France'’ s 2nd shot prior to Filopon'’ s scores, either side of the period, made certain an incentive factor.

Emeline Gros as well as Emilie Boulard added attempts in the final 20 minutes prior to replacement front row Celia Domain name rolled over for France'’ s 7th in the last play of the game.

France: Boulard; Llorens, Filopon, Drouin, Menager; Tredmouliere Bourdon; Lindelauf, Touye, Khalfaoui, Ferer, N'’ Diaye, Hermet (c), Annery, Gros.

Replacements: Brosseau, Domain, Bernadou, Feleu, Escudero, Chambon, Queyroi, Jacquet.

Fiji: Radiniyavuni; Laqeretabua, Matanatabu, Donu, Naikore; Lomani, Roqica; Verebalavu, Matarugu, Rasolea, Serevi (c), Ofakimalino, Naisewa, Daveua, Leweniqila.

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