16 Oct 2023

French Rugby fans devastated after team crashes out of World Cup

From Checkpoint, 5:53 pm on 16 October 2023

The Rugby World Cup hosts are out, after a one point loss to South Africa at Stade de France.

It was a try-fest, in a frenetic match in Paris.

French fans had dared to dream this was their chance to win their first World Cup, but it wasn't to be.

These fans told our reporter Tiffany Salmond it was a devastating night for them.

South Africa now plays England in the semi final, and the All Blacks play Argentina.

Making the semi finals has made these Kiwi fans very happy.

While South Africa needs to get past England for a place in the final, some of their fans are already looking beyond that.

The semi finals will be played on Saturday and Sunday morning New Zealand time.