France seals World Cup win over Canada

Frederic Michalak became France’s all-time World Cup points scorer on Thursday as his country moved closer to the quarter-finals with their third successive win, a 41-18 victory over Canada.

The 33-year-old fly-half, already France’s all-time leading scorer, scored 14 points to pass Thierry Lacroix’ previous mark of 124.

He moved on to 136 points, earning himself the man-of-the-match award.

France’s far from convincing win – the Canadians coming back from 17-0 down to 17-12 – sets them up for their final Pool D clash the probable table-topping decider with Six Nations champions Ireland in Cardiff on October 11.

The Irish, unbeaten in their two games so far, play Italy on Sunday.

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