Argentina heartbreak after Camille Lopez’s drop goal rescues France
• Emiliano Boffelli narrowly misses late penalty for Pumas
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. A drop goal from the replacement fly-half Camille Lopez, 10 minutes from time gave the three-times finalists a victory they looked as if they were going to romp to when they took a 20-3 lead into half-time.
Two tries in four minutes from Gaël Fickou and Antoine Dupont had put the French well on top but the Pumas hit back after the break with Guido Petti and Julián Montoya going over from attacking lineouts. Two penalties from Benjamín Urdapilleta then gave Argentina a 21-20 lead.Continue reading...