Lopez drop goal sees France past Argentina in Tokyo thriller

Lopez drop goal sees France past Argentina in Tokyo thriller
By Reuters

21/09/2019 at 11:09Updated 21/09/2019 at 11:11

TOKYO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - France dominated the first half and just about held on in the second to edge Argentina 23-21 in a thrilling Rugby World Cup Pool C clash at Tokyo Stadium on Saturday.

TOKYO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - France dominated the first half
and just about held on in the second to edge Argentina 23-21 in
a thrilling Rugby World Cup Pool C clash at Tokyo Stadium on
Saturday.
A drop goal from replacement flyhalf Camille Lopez 10
minutes from time gave the three-times finallists a victory
which looked like they were going to romp to when they took a
20-3 lead into halftime.
Two tries in four minutes from centre Gael Fickou and
Antoine Dupont had put the French well on top but the Pumas hit
back with lock Guido Petti and hooker Julian Montoya going over
from attacking lineouts.
Argentina fullback Emiliano Boffelli missed a 47-metre
penalty in the final minute to leave the twice World Cup
semi-finalists now probably needing to beat England to get into
the knockout stages.

(Reporting by Nick Mulvenney, editing by Amlan Chakraborty)

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