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France VS Argentina Live RWC 2019: France vs Argentina, prediction, time, live scores, TV, result and news
Argentina and France lock horns in what is expected to be a tight encounter at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Here’s what you need to know.
Digital Editors by Digital Editors 2019-09-20 16:44in Rugby World Cup
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Referee Nigel Owens holds one of the official match whistles at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Photo: CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP

Argentina have turned to mercurial Stade Francais fly-half Nicolas Sanchez to pull the strings for Los Pumas’ opening World Cup Pool C match against France on Saturday.

Sanchez has a ream of French experience, having also played for Stade’s Top 14 rivals Bordeaux-Begles and Toulon over four seasons before linking up briefly with the Jaguares in Super Rugby.

Argentina will be skippered by marauding flanker Pablo Matera in a strong-looking pack that sees Saracens’ Juan Figallo starting at tight-head prop.

Saturday’s clash in Tokyo will go a long way to determining the fate of Pool C, dubbed the “group of death” as it also includes in-form England.

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Matera said the match was quite simply “the most important game of our lives.”

Toulouse young guns Romain Ntamack and Antoine Dupont will start at half-back as France plumped for youth in the fixture.

Head coach Jacques Brunel opted for goal-kicker Ntamack, 20, over Camille Lopez while 22-year-old Dupont starts at scrum half, the experienced Maxime Machenaud beating out Baptiste Serin for a place on the bench.

Lopez had started two of the three warm-up matches, but struggled with the boot, in contrast to Ntamack.

France vs Argentina: Rugby World Cup kick-off time and prediction
Kick off time: Ajinomoto Stadium will host the action on 21 September (that’s Saturday) at 9:15 SAST. SuperSport 1 will broadcast it live.

For the RWC, we’ll be using a prediction algorithm from a New Zealand anorak.

Prediction: Tightest call yet. France to win, just. The machines say by three points.

RWC 2019 live scores and result: France vs Argentina

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