Wales narrowly advance to WC semi-finals

20 October 2019, 12:48 PM
Ross Moriarty scored the winning try as Wales exploited their numerical superiority to rally for a 20-19 victory over France in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday (October 20) after French lock Sebastien Vahaamahina had been shown a red card.
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