France

Saint Andre: We did what we needed to

Philippe Saint Andre says his French team have reached their targets of two wins out of two in the opening World Cup fixtures.

The France coach believes the team need to now focus on their vital game against Ireland in Cardiff.

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Match report and highlights: France 38-11 Romania

Two tries from Sofiane Guitoune helped France to a battling 38-11 victory over Romania as the 2011 World Cup finalists moved above Ireland to the top of Pool D.

Romania were far from outplayed in their opening match of the tournament but tries in each half from Guitoune and three more from Yannick Nyanga, Wesley Fofana, and Gael Fickou gave France the bonus-point win.

Sofiane Guitoune got two tries.

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Match report and highlights: France 32-10 Italy

France launched their World Cup with a comfortable victory over Italy at Twickenham but the 32-10 victory was overshadowed by another high-profile blunder by bungling officials.

Just 24 hours after a near-carbon copy incident at the same venue involving England, wing Noa Nakaitaci had a 10th-minute try awarded and then disallowed moments before the conversion was to be taken by Freddie Michalak.

Rabah Slimani got the first try of the game.

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