Rugby World Cup 2019 – France vs Tonga: How to live stream Pool C fixture and watch online

France vs Tonga kicks off at 8.45am BST on Sunday 6 October

Samuel Lovett
Sunday 06 October 2019 05:35
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France can secure their place in the knockout stages of the Rugby World Cup when they take on Tonga this morning in Kumamoto.

Les Bleus edged out Argentina in their tournament opener before seeing off the United States, and a third straight Pool C win against the Pacific Islands would see the three-time finalists cruise through to the last eight.

Nonetheless, the group stages have taken its toll on the French squad. Full-back Thomas Ramos and hooker Peato Mauvaka were ruled out on Friday, following the earlier exits of prop Demba Bamba and winger Wesley Fofana.

The rising injury count has stretched France's resources as they manage a quick turnaround between games.

Jacques Brunel’s side will also hope to avoid a repeat of their shock loss to Tonga during the pool phase at the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand, the tournament's biggest stunner.

How can I live stream it?

You can live stream the match via the ITV Hub on your smartphone, laptop and tablet. It will also be broadcast on ITV, with coverage starting at 8.15am.

What time is it?

France vs Tonga kicks off at 4.45pm Japan Standard Time, which is 8.45am BST, on Sunday 6 October.

Teams

France XV: Medard; Penaud, Vakatawa, Guitoune, Raka; Ntamack, Serin; Poirot, Chat, Slimani, Gabrillagues, Vahaamahina, Lauret, Ollivon, Alldritt.

Tonga XV: Veainu, Vuna, Hingano, Piutau, Halaifonua; Faiva, Takulua; Fisi'ihoi, Ngauamo, Fia; Lousi, Fifita, Kalamafoni, Kapeli, Vaipulu.

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