2018 Autumn Internationals – France vs Argentina Preview

AT A GLANCE

When is France vs Argentina taking place? Saturday 17th November, 20:05

Where is France vs Argentina taking place? Stade Pierre-Mauroy

What is the playing surface? Grass

What is the expected weather at France vs Argentina? Clear, mild

What channel is France vs Argentina on? Premier Sports 1

Where can I stream France vs Argentina? Premier Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Premier Player

Are tickets still available for France vs Argentina? https://www.autumn-internationals.co.uk/tickets.html

LAST MEETING
France 27-0 Argentina

THE LOWDOWN

FRANCE

Head Coach: Jacques Brunel

  • France will be looking to bounce back from their stoppage time defeat against South Africa last week.

  • The Springboks scored in the 85th minute to snatch a 26-29 victory and break French hearts having thrown away a lead of 23-9.

  • Jacques Brunel has named the same group of players for the Argentina game with the exception of Damian Penaud who has picked up an ankle injury.

ARGENTINA

Head Coach: Mario Ledesma

  • Argentina conceded 13 unanswered points as they went down to Ireland in their autumn international last week.

  • The Pumas were leading 15-17 in the second half but Luke McGrath’s 66th minute try put Argentina two scores behind and they couldn’t respond.

  • Argentina will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak here having lost their last two matches in the Rugby Championship as well as they Irish encounter.

THE PREDICTION

Both of these teams blew a lead last week but it will be the French that are hurting more. They were 14 points up against South Africa but allowed the Springboks to snatch a win in stoppage time. Argentina came out second best in a see-saw contest against Ireland that saw the lead change eight times and a fourth consecutive loss could be on the cards here in what should be a close game.