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France vs. Wales

France clinched a three victories pool play round, defeating Australia 17-3 and advancing to the number one place in the four-team semi-finals. Les Bleus, 2014 winners of the Six Nations Championship, will play upstart Canada in the semis. Cheered on by a partisan crowd, the French women received the best news when, as Canada and England tied in the morning; the result eliminated New Zealand from moving into the semis.

The final placements for this year’s WRWC, and times for the playoffs on Wednesday, August 13, follow:

Games/Teams/Times (French time)

France (1) vs. Canada (4)                   8:45 - Stadium Jean Bouin

Ireland (2) vs. England (3)                   6:00 -   "              "      "

New Zealand (5) vs. Wales (8)             3:45 -   "              "       "          

Australia (6) vs. USA (7)                          6:30 - Marcoussis

Spain (9) vs. Kazakhstan (12)                4:15 -        "

South America (10) vs. Samoa (11)       2:00 -        "