World Cup Pool D Showdown For Ireland Against France Today

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It’s a massive day for Ireland. Joe Schmidt’s side have a Pool D decider at the World Cup. Ireland play France at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, where the winners will top the pool and avoid a last-eight meeting with the All Blacks. Plenty has been made of the physical challenge that France will pose, but it’s something Ireland captain Paul O’Connell is aware of and is prepared for [audio_player src=””] Munster and Ireland legend Marcus Horan previews Pool decider [audio_player src=””] Kick off in Cardiff is at quarter-to-five. Elsewhere in Pool D, Italy and Romania complete their campaigns with a meeting at Exeter’s Sandy Park from 2.30. The day’s action is underway at midday where Ireland’s potential quarter final opponents Argentina take on Namibia at the King Power in Leicester. Japan’s dreams of a quarter final place ended with Scotland’s win yesterday, but the Brave Blossoms will look to end the tournament with some pride when they take on the USA at Gloucester. Wales will have to get past South Africa in order to make it to the semi-finals of the rugby union World Cup. They were beaten in their Pool A decider at Twickenham last night, as they lost 15-6 to Australia. Versatile Wales back Liam Williams will miss the rest of the World Cup after injuring his foot. Though it counted for little, England ended their World Cup campaign with a resounding victory. With no hope of reaching the quarter finals regardless of the result, they beat Uruguay 60-points-to-3. They claimed 10 tries, with Nick Easter and Jack Nowell both getting hat-tricks. Leeds have won rugby league’s treble. They beat Wigan 22-20 in the Super League grand final at Old Trafford.