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19 Sep 2023
Ralph Staniforth 19 Sep 2023
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  • Watch France vs Namibia in the Rugby World Cup on Thursday (20:00 BST)
  • Hosts need to put a marker down in their home World Cup
  • Can Namibia avoid another big defeat?
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France should win with ease (Getty Images)

France vs Namibia Predictions

France struggled past Uruguay in their last game, but they are back to full strength in this encounter. I’m backing the hosts to cover the 63-point handicap.
  • France vs Namibia Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • France Form
  • France Injuries & Team News
  • Namibia Form
  • Namibia Injuries & Team News

  • France have won their last 2 matches.
  • France beat Namibia 87-10 in their last match.
  • Namibia have lost their last 2 matches by 44 & 68 points.

Head to Head

France have beaten Namibia on the two occasions they have met. Both of those matches happened at the Rugby World Cup, the first one being in 1999 and the other in 2007. The last game saw France win 87-10.

France Form

France have begun their home Rugby World Cup in a very solid if not spectacular way. In the opening match, they saw off New Zealand 27-13.

That was the crucial match of the pool which now should see France top Pool A. Their forwards were largely dominant, and the hosts won the kicking battle against an out-of-sorts All Black side.

Last time out France beat Uruguay 27-12. It was expected to be a one-sided affair, but Uruguay stood up to the hosts and for large periods, an upset looked possible. However, the French quality was too much over 80 minutes, though they failed to secure a bonus point.

France Injuries & Team News

France have named their best available side for this clash. Danty returns to 12 from injury while Baille is back in the front-row.

Namibia Form

Namibia have lost both of their opening matches convincingly. They were never really expected to flourish with their big game against Uruguay later in the pool stage.

While the Namibians showed some impressive grit in their opener against Italy, they still lost convincingly 52-8. Last time out they were no match for the All Blacks as the three-time champions ran out 71-3 winners.

Namibia Injuries & Team News

Namibia will need to give some squad players a run and this is probably the fixture to do so. With their only match to come against Uruguay, the one they will feel they could possibly win.


France are at full strength so I don't expect any struggles like last week. They are tipped to win by more than 63 points.
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