Monday, June 27, 2011

Canada vs France, Rugby World Cup 1991

In Rugby World Cup 1991 Canada faced France in the Final match of Pool D. France looked like taking out the group undefeated after having defeated Romania by scores of 30-3 and Fiji by 33-9. Canada were in second spot after defeating Fiji 13-3 and Romania 19-11. Both teams were confirmed as Quarter Finalists with the remaining match set to determine who would face Pool A winners New Zealand and Pool A runners-up, England. In a very competitive match played in the South-Western French city of Agen, the Europeans outscored the North Americans by two tries to one in completing a 19-13 victory.

The result underlined Canada as a highly competitive side as not only a World Cup Quarter Finalist but also a team that would go on to have some impressive results in the following years. In the years between Rugby World Cup 1991 and 1995 Canada would go on to complete an impressive set of results including a famous 26-24 win vs Wales at Cardiff and a 15-13 win vs England in Burnaby in 1993 and an 18-16 victory over France in 1994. Canada were unable to make the 1995 Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals based on the pool opposition in which Canada were pooled with both Australia and South Africa. 

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