Rugby World Cup: France defeats Namibia in a record-breaking

In a World Cup Pool A match on Thursday in Marseille. France thrashed Namibia 96-0, although renowned scrum-half. Antoine Dupont left the game hurt following a high tackle. Damian Penaud scored a hat-trick of tries.

The highlight of France’s highest-ever victory. A 96-0 rout over helpless Namibia at the Rugby World Cup on Thursday. September 21 was diminished by Antoine Dupont’s facial injury. There were 13 tries total, one of which was a penalty try. And Thomas Ramos scored on 11 of the 12.

The seventh-highest score of the Rugby World Cup was tarnished by Dupont’s game-ending injury. Which occurred after he collided head-on with Namibia captain Johan Deysel in the 45th minute. Deysel received a yellow card for the risky upright hit, and Dupont left the field in tears. He would miss the quarterfinals for three weeks due to a probable broken cheekbone. However, for abandoning his greatest player on the field while the club was up 54-0. Coach Fabien Galthié may face criticism.

A bunker review caused Deysel’s yellow card to change to a red one. By coincidence, Jacques Nieuwenhuis was the only Namibian player to receive a red card during a Rugby World Cup match against France in 2007, a match in which France went on to set a record test score of 87-10. This time, the main hitters on the scoreboard were flanker Charles Ollivon, center Jonathan Danty, winger Louis Bielle-Biarrey, and winger Damian Penaud, who each scored twice.

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On October 6, France will play its final pool match against Italy.

The tournament losing streak for Namibia was extended by France to a record 25 games. Five minutes into the second half, a Namibian intercept try was called off when the TMO revealed Deysel’s collision with Dupont. Les Tricolores defeated New Zealand 27-13 in the tournament opener before defeating Uruguay 27-12 in a lackluster result. Galthié chose a full-strength team that scored the four-try bonus point within of 20 minutes after receiving criticism for that game.

On October 6, when France plays Italy in the final pool match, Penaud will try to pass winger Vincent Clerc, who has 34 tries, and go closer to Serge Blanco, who has 38 tries, the French record. Next Wednesday in Lyon, Allister Coetzee’s Namibia team will play Uruguay after losing 52-8 to Italy and 71-3 to the All Blacks earlier in the tournament.

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