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France survives RWC 2019 scare against battling Tonga

(CNN)France survived an almighty scare against battling Tonga to scrape a 23-21 Pool C win at the Rugby World Cup Sunday.Les Bleus qualified for the quarterfinals with the victory but were almost left with red faces after a late Samoa try left them hanging on to claim a third straight win in the tournament.England awaits next weekend for France, which will have to improve its performance if it wants to top the pool.Trailing 23-14 with the clock running down, Tonga launched one final attack with Zane Kapeli collecting a crossfield kick for its third try, converted by Latiume Fosita.READ: France hold off spirited US for narrow winFortunately for the French there was barely time for a restart, but coach Jacques Brunel was unhappy with the dis ...