Rugby World Cup: France crush Fiji in last pool match to seal quarter-final spot

France joined Australia in qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Women's Rugby World Cup on Saturday, cruising past Fiji 44-0.

Australia and France join New Zealand, who have all but locked up a top spot in the quarter-final seedings, as well as England and Canada in booking their places in the knockout round of the competition.

France eased past Fiji, who are out of contention, as tries by Marine Menager, Melissande Llorens, and Maelle Filopon helped them to a 20-0 lead in the first half.

Thomas Darracq's side scored one more try through Filopon to resume the scoring in the second half while three more tries by Emeline Gros, Emilie Boulard, and Celia Domain helped seal the crushing victory.

"Last week we were really good in defence, but we didn't really get going in attack, so this week we really wanted to put our attack in place and that's what we did. That puts us in a really good place for the quarter-finals," France loose forward Manae Feleu said.

In Pool B, Japan face Italy and Canada clash with USA on Sunday while England take on South Africa the same day.

France 44 (Menager, Llorens, Filopon 2, Gros, Boulard, Domain tries; Tremouliere 3 conversions, penalty) Fiji 0