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Rugby League

Steve McNamara’s side to face France in last eight


Samoa ground out a hard-fought 22-6 win over France in a bruising Group B game in Perpignan last night to secure the runners-up spot and a World Cup quarter-final against Fiji.

Defeat for France means they will be England’s quarter-final opponents in Wigan on Saturday night and they will travel to face Steve McNamara’s side in good spirits after producing their best performance of the tournament.