Five things we learned: France vs Argentina

Five things we learned: France vs Argentina

France come out of the blocks flying


Les Blues first half is the difference, with a powerful first half performance leaving Argentina too much to do in the second half. France starved Argentina of the ball and raced into a 20-3 lead at the break.

French offloading game 

The offload game by France was superb and put Argentina under immense pressure, with France dwarfing Argentina's offload count by 19 to 6.

Damian Peanud dangerous

The youth of the French team impressed today but winger Penaud stood out, especially in the first half. Solid in defence and a stellar first half, making 67 metres and beating 7 defenders.

Los Pumas fight back

Although disappointed to lose this massive crunch clash in the pool, Argentina can take positives out of the game. 17 points down at half time, it was a great effort to reduce the deficit and only coming a wide penalty from victory.

Los Pumas World Cup hopes on the line

A positive second half, however Argentina now have all eyes on October 5th in Tokyo with a huge game against England. Barring any shocks, Argentina's World Cup could be over with defeat against pool favourites England.

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