France vs USA Rugby

France vs USA Rugby : The United States national rugby team takes on France in a group stage match at the 2019 Rugby World Cup on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 (10/2/19) at Level-5 Stadium in Fukuoka, Japan, at 3 a.m. EDT.

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France is not about to start talking up its Rugby World Cup chances just because it beat Argentina, and the players are in a modest frame of mind heading into the match against the United States on Wednesday.

Victory in Fukuoka will keep France on track for one of the top two spots in Pool C, but the Tricolors have been so inconsistent in recent years that confidence remains fragile.

“We’re not one to say that, against such and such a team, we’re going to take an attacking bonus point,” flyhalf Camille Lopez said.

His dropped goal sealed a dramatic 23-21 win against 2015 semifinalist Argentina in a game many commentators tipped France to lose. In that match, France showed glimpses of its old flair to lead 20-3 at halftime, but then a familiar pattern unfolded as nerves took over.

While France traditionally favors a running style of rugby, and should feel fairly confident of scoring tries against the U.S., Lopez sees the match as an essential opportunity to develop a kicking game France has neglected in the past.

Tactical kicking “is becoming more and more important. The English did it to us during the (Six Nations) tournament. It’s their bread and butter,” said Lopez, who wins his 26th test cap. “I’m convinced you need to able to do everything well, and a kicking game is an important weapon to have.”

Even though France has swapped out its entire pack, the U.S. forwards are the ones under more pressure to perform. U.S. defensive coach Jacque Fourie was dismayed at times by the poor tackling and lack of communication against England.

“There’s a big beast lying ahead of us and that’s France. We need to mentally and physically be ready for that challenge. I don’t think we can get any worse,” said Fourie, a versatile back who played 74 tests for South Africa and won the 2007 World Cup.

With nearly one week between the games, Gold encouraged his players to take time away from the competition and liven up their minds.

“Japan is just an amazing country,” Gold said. “If they want to go down to the beach or hop on a train and go and see something of Japan, they should get away from rugby. Go and have a laugh and a few coffees.”

France’s players will wear black armbands in memory of former French President Jacques Chirac, who led France from 1995 to 2007 and died last Thursday at the age of 86. A minute’s silence will be held before the game.

France vs USA Live

France vs USA Live : France will look to long-serving number eight Louis Picamoles for inspiration as he captains his country for the first time against the United States in the World Cup’s ‘group of death’.

Follow live updates from the Rugby World Cup as France look to make it two from two when they take on USA this morning.

The French came through an epic thriller against Argentina in their opening match, with Les Bleus now favourite to join England in qualifying for the quarter-finals.

France vs USA kicks off at 4.45pm Japan Standard Time, which is 8.45am BST, on Wednesday 2 October.

ITV4 will be broadcasting the match, with coverage starting at 8.15am BST.

You can also live stream the fixture on your laptop, phone or tablet via the ITV hub.

What TV channel is France vs USA on and can I live stream it?
The Rugby World Cup is live on ITV in the UK.

This match will be shown live on ITV4, with coverage commencing half an hour before kick-off at 8.15am.

To stream the game live, head to the ITV Hub or create an account with TV Player.

NBC Universal is the Rugby World Cup broadcaster in the United States while TF1 have the rights in France.

Les Bleus squeaked home 23-21 against Argentina in their first match and are hoping to press their advantage in the ultra-competitive Pool C, which also includes England, who beat the United States 45-7.

Coach Jacques Brunel has rung the chances for the clash in Fukuoka, on the southwestern tip of Japan, with only three players surviving from the nail-biting win over the Pumas.

Fly-half Camille Lopez, whose drop goal broke Pumas hearts, starts at 10, preferred this time to young gun Romain Ntamack.

The United States put up respectable resistance to Eddie Jones’ powerful side in the opening game but coach Gary Gold was furious with his players, calling on them to improve “every aspect of their game” after the 45-7 defeat.

He has made five changes to the XV that started against England — the majority of them enforced by injury or suspension.

John Quill, who received the tournament’s first red card and was later suspended, has been replaced by Hanco Germishuys.

Bryce Campbell and Mike Teo have been named to replace the injured pair of Paul Lasike and Will Hooley.

And Eric Fry has been picked in place of David Ainu’u, who left the World Cup after sustaining a bad ankle injury.

After fears the game could be rescheduled due to a typhoon bearing down on Japan, World Rugby confirmed on Monday the match would go ahead as planned as the storm is weakening and passing to the north.