Live updates: Rugby World Cup - France v Italy at Lyon's OL Stadium

  • 07/10/2023

Kia ora, good morning and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the Rugby World Cup pool clash between France and Italy at Lyon's OL Stadium.

With the All Blacks finally cementing their spot in the tournament quarter-finals, all attention now turns to the battle for the other Pool A spot in the knockout stages.

The host nation are still unbeaten, but their inability to gather bonus points has left them slightly vulnerable to an upset by their Six Nations rivals.

Despite their massive defeat by New Zealand seven days ago, Italy can still throw a spanner in the works, if they can win and deprive 'Le Bleus' bonus points, they may yet edge past into the final eight for the first time.

If they can do that, the All Blacks would finish atop the pool. 

A threeway tie in the group is still possible, if Italy grab a bonus-point win, but France gather bonus points for four tries and finishing within seven points. New Zealand would finish on top, but the Italians would miss out on points-difference countback.

Join us at 8am Saturday for kickoff.