October 4, 2019 / 12:22 PM / 9 days ago

FACTBOX-Rugby-World Cup-France v Tonga

    Oct 4 (Reuters) - Factbox on the Rugby World Cup Pool C
fixture between France and Tonga:
    
    WHERE
    Kumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto
 
    WHEN
    Sunday, Oct. 6 at 4.45pm local time (0745 GMT)
    
    FRANCE
    World ranking: 7
    Coach: Jacques Brunel (France)
    Captain: Jefferson Poirot
    Team: 15-Maxime Medard, 14-Damian Penaud, 13-Virimi
Vakatawa, 12-Sofiane Guitoune, 11-Alivereti Raka, 10-Romain
Ntamack, 9-Baptiste Serin, 8-Gregory Alldritt, 7-Charles
Ollivon, 6-Wenceslas Lauret, 5-Sebastien Vahaamahina, 4-Paul
Gabrillagues, 3-Rabah Slimani, 2-Camille Chat, 1-Jefferson
Poirot
    Replacements: 16-Guilhem Guirado, Cyril Baille, 18-Emerick
Setiano, 19-Bernanrd Le Roux, 20-Yacouba Camara, 21-Antoine
Dupont, 22-Camille Lopez, 23-Pierre-Louis Barassi.
    
    TONGA
    World ranking: 16
    Coach: Toutai Kefu (Tonga)
    Captain: Siale Piutau
    Team: 15-Telusa Veainu, 14-Cooper Vuna, 13-Malietoa Hingano,
12-Siale Piutau, 11-David Halaifonua, 10-James Faiva, 9-Sonatane
Takulua, 8-Maama Vaipulu, 7-Zane Kapeli, 6-Sione Kalamafoni,
5-Halaleva Fifita, 4-Sam Lousi, 3-Ma'afu Fia, 2-Paula Ngauamo,
1-Siegfried Fisi'ihoi
    Replacements: 16-Sosefo Sakalia, 17-Vunipola Fifita,
18-Siosiua Halanukonuka, 19-Sitiveni Mafi, 20-Nasi Manu, 21-Leon
Fukofuka, 22-Latiume Fosita, 23-Atieli Pakalani.
    
    OFFICIALS
    Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)
    Assistants: Paul Williams (New Zealand), Matthew Carley
(England)
    TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)
    
    POOL C FIXTURES/RESULTS (date/opponent/venue)
    FRANCE
    Sept 21  France 23-21 Argentina   Tokyo
    Oct 2    France 33-9 U.S.         Fukuoka
    Oct 12   v England                Yokohama
    
    TONGA
    Sept 22  Tonga 3-35 England       Sapporo
    Sept 28  Tonga 12-28 Argentina    Osaka
    Oct 13   v U.S.                   Osaka        

 (Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru
Editing by Toby Davis)
  
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