The second semifinal of the women’s Rugby world cup is going to be played between the defending champions England and the only team from pool C, France. The clash between these two teams is fix on 22nd August 2017 at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast (UK) on Wednesday from 19;45 local time onwards.

France had reached the semifinals of this tournament five times before this but never managed to reach in the finals. Their best finishing is being third in this world cup and they placed third in the years 1991,1994,2002,2006, 2014. So, this semifinal is again a chance for them to reach in the final of this game and able to break this line.

England was the champion of this prestigious tournament two times in the years 1994 and 2014. So, the previous champion of this world cup wants to defend their trophy and retains their positions as world champions. They are looking in strong mental as well as physical condition and seems in full confidence after achieving first position in the group stage matches of pool B in this Rugby world cup.

On looking towards the matches played in the Women’s Rugby world cup, France played thirty-two matches and won twenty-one out of them and they lost the rest eleven matches whereas England played thirty-three matches among which they won twenty-seven matches , one became draw and lost five matches.

So, the match between England and France on Tuesday will be very exciting and fascinating as two strong teams of this world cup will going to collide with each other.

Pool B Stage Matches Result

Team                             Match Played         Points

England                             3                             15

USA                                   3                              11

Spain                                 3                               4

Italy                                   3                               0

Pool C Stage Matches Result

Team                             Match Played         Points

France                               3                             14

Ireland                               3                             8

Australia                            3                             6

Japan                                  3                             0

Key Players of both the Teams

Having caught the eyes of everyone in this women’s Rugby world cup, Chloe Pele grabbed the attention among the other players with her pace and quick feet, making her opponents warn to become wise not to give her an inch space to unless they want to see her racing away to score a try. So, this will be a hope for the France Women’s team to reach into the finals of this tournament.

England’s Star Rugby player Harriet Millar-Mills has become a familiar face in the England forward players and will be expected to show a great promise to her game. Her playing technique such as versatility with her ability to play anywhere in the back or second row make her a unique and responsible player of her team. Also the other players of this team are in good form and will going to play a powerful game of attacking and defending to reach into the finals.

Previous Stage Matches of England 

Match Between                        Date                       Result

England vs Spain                  Aug 9 ,2017              ENG (56)- (5) ESP

England vs Italy                   Aug 13, 2017             ENG (56)- (13)ITA

England vs USA                   Aug 17, 2017             ENG  (47)- (26) USA

Previous Stage Matches of France 

Match Between                     Date                           Result

France vs Japan                   Aug 9, 2017               FRA (72)- (14)JPN

France vs Australia             Aug 13, 2017             FRA (48) -(0) AUS

France vs Ireland                Aug 17, 2017            FRA (21) -(5)IRE

About England Women’s National Rugby Union Team

Union :  Rugby Football Union

Emblem  : Red Rose

Coach : Simon Middleton

Captain : Sarah Hunter

Ground : Twickenham

Most Caps : Rochelle Clark (124)

About France  Women’s National Rugby Team

Union : France Rugby Federation

Nick Name : Les Bleues

Captain(s) : Gaelle Mignot

Coach : Samuel Cherouk

Most Caps : Gaelle Mignot, Elodie Poublan (65 caps)

Match Venue Details

City : Belfast ,UK .

Stadium :Kingspan Stadium, Belfast

Capacity : 18,196

Match Between : England v/s France (Semi final)

Refree : Graham Cooper

Date : Aug 22 , 2017

Day : Tuesday

Timing : Local Time KickOff 19:45 , 00:15 IST.

Possible Line Ups

England : Rochelle Clark , Amy Cokayne , Justine Lucas , Tamara Taylor , Zoe Aldcroft , Isabelle Noel- Smith , Marlie Packer , Alex Matthews , Natasha Hunt , Amber Reed , Amy Wilson Hardy , Rachael Burford , Emily Scarratt, Lydia Thompson , Danielle Waterman.

France :  Julie Duval, Lenaig Corson, Audrey Forlani , Marjorie Mayans , Romane Menager , Safi N’Diaye, Yanna Rivoalen , Caroline Drouin, Shannon Izar , Elodie Poublan , Caroline Ladagnous , Chloe Pelle, Montserrat Amedee, Annaelle Deshayes, Gaelle Mignot.

Match Predictions

Though France is a strong Rugby team but looking towards the recent circumstances the chances to win this match is more in England as it is looking stronger than the Les Blues. France must defend from the dangerous attacking technique of England players otherwise the probability to lose this match become more for France Rugby team. England team has strong mental strength which they show throughout in their game. So, it seems that England can get better ahead to France on the Wednesday’s showdown in Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. So, in the Wednesday’s match both teams will give their hundred percent to grab win from the mouth of the other. So, it is going to be a very fascinating game to watch.

Broad Casting Rights

Australia : Foxtel

Canada : TSN and RDS

France : Eurosport and France Televisions

Ireland : Eir Sport and RTE

Spain : RTVE

United Kingdom : ITV

USA : NBC sports

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