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Wales face France off the back of four pool stage wins but winger Josh Adams admits Warren Gatland’s men are still looking to deliver the perfect performance.

“We not only can grind teams down with the pack we’ve got, dominate aerially with the kicking game, we can also move the ball around and use our threats in the backs,” Adams said.

“It’s nice to keep teams guessing sometimes, whether we’re going to come hard with the pack or shift it wide, but it’s another string to our bow.

“It’s all about trying to get a complete game. You never will, but it’s trying to get as close as you can to that.”

France, meanwhile, had to grind past Argentina in their Rugby World Cup opener, before battering the USA and edging out Tonga in a 23-21 win.

They have not played, though, since that showdown in Higashi-ku after their final pool game against England was called off due to Typhoon Hagibis.

Wales have every reason to be confident ahead of the quarter-final tie having beaten France in seven of their past eight meetings.

A semi-final clash against South Africa or hosts Japan is on the horizon for both sides and you can find out who makes it with live updates right here.

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Wales vs France teams

Wales: L Williams; North, Watkin, Parkes, Adams; Biggar, G Davies; Wyn Jones, Owens, Francis, Ball, Alun Wyn Jones (captain), Wainwright, Navidi, Tipuric.

Replacements: E Dee, Carre, D Lewis, Beard, Moriarty, T Williams, Patchell, Halfpenny.

France: Medard; Penaud, Vakatawa, Fickou, Huget; Ntamack, Dupont; Poirot, Guirado (captain), Slimani, Le Roux, Vahaamahina, Lauret, Ollivon, Alldritt.

Replacements: Chat, Baille, Setiano, Gabrillagues, Picamoles, Serin, Lopez, Rattez.


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