Rugby Wales bid to erase 2011 pain by beating France to reach World Cup semi-finals

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Wales v France: ‘Being favourites comes with the territory’ – Gatland
2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final: Wales v France
Venue:Oita Stadium, Oita PrefectureDate:Sunday, 20 OctoberKick-off: 08:15 BST
Coverage:Full commentary on every Wales game across BBC Radio Wales and Radio Cymru, BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, plus text updates on the BBC Sport website and app.

Wales will be looking to avenge their 2011 World Cup semi-final defeat when they face France in Oita on Sunday in the 2019 quarter-finals.

The two teams have only met once in the global tournament when France agonisingly defeated Wales 9-8 in Auckland eight years ago.

Wales almost pulled off a stunning win after captain Sam Warburton was red carded after 19 minutes for a tip tackle on Vincent Clerc.

Eight years on, Wales look far more settled then their French opponents having won seven out of the last eight matches between the two sides since that day in 2011.

Wales have proved impressive in achieving quarter-final qualification, winning Pool D by defeating Georgia, Australia, Fiji and Uruguay.

There have been reports of unrest in the French camp but Les Bleus are also unbeaten.

France finished second in Pool C behind England after victories over Argentina, Tonga and USA.

The pool decider against England was called off because of Typhoon Hagibis with both sides being awarded two points each. England topped the group after securing more bonus points in their three wins.

Sam Warburton’s red card against France in 2011 was only the second for a Welsh player at a World Cup after Huw Richards was sent off against New Zealand in 1987

Team news

Wales backs Jonathan Davies, Dan Biggar and Hadleigh Parkes have all been passed fit as Warren Gatland names the same starting side that played against Georgia and Australia.

Davies has recovered from a knee injury suffered against Fiji, while Parkes picked up a shoulder problem against Uruguay having already suffered a small fracture in his hand against Georgia.

Biggar suffered separate head in

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