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France's Mathieu Bastareaud, left, and Canada's Nick Blevins compete for the ball during the Rugby World Cup Pool D match between France and Canada at stadium:mk. Photo / AP

France is the first team to reach the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals after beating Canada 41-18 in their Pool D match.

Brice Dulin has been shifted from fullback to the wing despite a poor showing in the position against England in a tournament warm-up. Photo / Getty Images

Rugby World Cup: France make 12 changes

Right winger Remy Grosso will make his test debut for France on Friday after coach Philippe Saint-Andre made 12 changes for the Rugby World Cup match against Canada…

France's Sofiane Guitoune scores a try during the Rugby World Cup Pool D match between France and Romania. Photo / AP

France hold off Romanians

A bonus-point victory was the best thing France took away from the Olympic Stadium after struggling to put away a limited…

 France's Alexandre Flanquart competes with Romania's captain Mihai Macovei. Photo / AP

Live: France v Romania

Live updates and stats from the Rugby World Cup pool D clash between France and Romania at the Olympic Stadium.

French and Italian players contest a high ball in their Rugby World Cup opener. Photo / Getty

RWC: France ease past Italy

France stayed on course with Pool D rival Ireland in winning its opening match at the Rugby World Cup against Italy.

France's captain Thierry Dusautoir looks from a window after a press conference at the Selsdon Park Hotel and Golf Club in Croydon. Photo / Getty

What's wrong with Croydon?

In a move which suggests that World Cup organisers have a sense of humour, France have been assigned a hotel in Croydon.