France Sets a New Scoreline Record in the World Cup

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France scores an epic win against Namibia (credit: planet rugby)

This year’s Rugby World Cup host, France, has begun the championship with a boom. The team earned itself a 96-0 win against Namibia on 21 September at Stade de Marseille.

The team scored a total of 14 tries, which included a hat-trick for Damian Penaud. The player is now in third position in France’s all-time try scorers list, and this was said to be the player’s 33rd test touchdown. The player is behind Vincent Clerc (34) and Serge Blanco (38) on the list. 

Thomas Ramos earned himself a tally of 24 points, while Jonathan Danty and Flanker Charles Ollivon scored two tries together. However, despite the grand win, the team was faced with some concern as scrum-half Antoine Dupont had to leave the field early on in the second half after a head clash with Namibia captain Johan Deysel, who got a red card for the action. 

What more went down during the match

Dupont was in high spirits during the first half of the match, with one try for himself and three assists. The team lost a bit of its spirit after the player left the field, but the match was then held on by the left winger Louis Bielle-Biarrey. The player took full action on his own.

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Italy’s Lorenzo Cannone celebrates scoring their fourth try during the Rugby World Cup 2023, Pool A match at the Stade de Nice, France. Picture date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023. (Credits: Icon sport)

Damian Penaud scored a hat-trick with Jonathan Danty, Louis Bielle-Biarrey, and Charles Ollivon, who all scored twice.

The team tried to bring up the score to 100-0, but they were not able to execute the attack as planned. In the end, the hosts ended the match with a 96-0 win, setting a new record scoreline for this year’s Rugby World Cup. 

France has proven itself a strong component in the championship, as any team that has to face off with the hosts now will be competing with a power force and record of close to 100 wins during the championship. 

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