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Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

  1. Davies out

    Wales v France (08:15 BST)

    Jonathan Davies

    And there has been some early news this morning to set Welsh nerves trembling....

    Jonathan Davies. midfield keystone and defensive captain, has been ruled out of the match after aggravating a knee injury that he first picked up against Fiji.

    Owen Watkin comes into the centres with Leigh Halfpenny promoted to the bench.

    There has been no indication yet from the WRU whether Davies will be ruled out for the rest of the tournament should Wales defeat France in the last eight.

  2. No logic with Les Bleus

    Wales v France (08:15 BST)

    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales at Oita Stadium

    All logic points to a Wales win today but this is France and, without straying into the old cliches which follow this uniquely unpredictable team, logic seldom applies to Les Bleus.

    They have been typically inconsistent on the pitch so far in Japan and there has been the usual unrest off the field, with reports of players undermining head coach Jacques Brunel.

    It all sounds worryingly similar to the build-up to the 2011 semi-final. France had lost to Tonga in the pool stage, coach Marc Lievremont had lost the support of his players and Wales were flying.

    But Welsh supporters need no reminding of how that match actually panned out.

  3. 'Turn up or go home'

    Wales v France (08:15 BST)

    After a comprehensive win over Georgia, a less convincing display against Uruguay and a narrow victory over Australia, Wales are onto the high wire of the knock out stages.

    As Neil Jenkins says, it is time to turn up or go home.

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    Video caption: Neil Jenkins ahead of Wales v France