Hosts France wanted Louis Bielle-Biarrey’s late attempt to verify of Thursday’s 27-12 victory over Uruguay in Pool A of the Rugby World Cup.
A much-changed facet had been made to work onerous for his or her second win within the event by a spirited Los Teros earlier than 20-year-old Bielle-Biarrey, who grew to become Les Bleus’ youngest participant at a World Cup, crossed with eight minutes left in Lille.
“There’s a lot of frustration,” France lock Cameron Woki mentioned. “We would have liked to put in a better performance.
“I think we were a bit relaxed with the opponents in mind. We have to switch that,” he added.
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No. 8 Anthony Jelonch led Les Bleus, lower than seven months after struggling a critical knee damage with head coach Fabien Galthie naming a second-string facet to face the outfit ranked seventeenth on the earth.
Centre Andres Vilaseca captained Uruguay, following his brother Santiago in 2015, as they grew to become the primary pair of brothers to skipper a rustic at a World Cup.
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After improved renditions of each nationwide anthems in comparison with these in Friday’s opening match, Les Bleus led 3-0 due to Melvyn Jaminet’s third-minute penalty.
However, the close to 49,000-crowd had been surprised into silence nearly instantly after as Uruguay winger Nicolas Freitas caught Felipe Etcheverry’s cross-kick to attain in Uruguay’s first look of this event.
The fervent environment was rewarded as Antoine Hastoy crossed from a set-piece transfer.
Jaminet’s conversion and penalty restored a France lead with the hosts 13-5 up after quarter-hour.
Fly-half Hastoy’s attempt was unable to set the tone for a convincing Les Bleus victory with French President Emmanuel Macron, seen ingesting a beer throughout the recreation, watching on alongside Uruguayan counterpart Luis Lacalle Pou.
– A busy TMO –
Before the half-hour mark lock Romain Taofifenua was despatched to the sin bin on his thirty third birthday for a excessive sort out on Uruguay’s Santiago Arata, which was not upgraded by the bunker.
The determination continued the pattern of inconsistent calls on harmful challenges from officers throughout the event.
With half an hour to play, France had been denied by the TMO themselves as Gabin Villiere’s effort was chalked off earlier than Galthie modified 5 forwards, together with skipper Jelonch.
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The adjustments failed to assist the house nerves and issues worsened as Uruguay fullback Baltazar Amaya crossed and Etcheverry’s conversion made it 13-12 with 26 minutes to play.
Los Teros’ aspirations of a shock outcome had been brief lived, nonetheless, as substitute hooker Peato Mauvaka restored France’s respiration house, crossing after Etcheverry’s tried clearance was blocked by his personal teammate Carlos Deus.
With eight minutes left Galthie’s adjustments lastly had their desired affect, as they did in final week’s All Blacks win, with carries contained in the Uruguay 22m earlier than Bielle-Biarrey dived over within the nook.
Jaminet slotted the extras earlier than the TMO denied Sekou Macalou what would have been a bonus-point attempt with three minutes to play.
Los Teros tried to shorten the rating late on earlier than a mixture of whistles and cheers welcomed the ultimate whistle.
“There are a lot of things to look at but we will keep the victory in mind,” Les Bleus fly-half Antoine Hastoy mentioned. “We have to get back to work, it’s a World Cup, we know how it is.
“We play again in a week, but we have to put things right,” he added.