Warren Gatland expects fully-fit Wales squad for quarter-final against France

Wales finished the opening round unbeaten
Wales finished the opening round unbeaten
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Wales head coach Warren Gatland is hoping for a fully-fit squad available for the World Cup quarter-final clash against France to be played in Oita on Sunday.

Both Dan Biggar and Jonathan Davies missed Wales' final game of the opening round against Uruguay that Gatland's men went on to win 35-13 to seal the top spot in the group.

Biggar sustained two successive knocks in Wales' wins over Australia and Fiji and will be assessed ahead of the knock-out game against Jacques Brunel's men while Davies has overcome a knee injury.

"We are in a good place," said Gatland.

"Talking to the medics they are hopeful that in a couple of days we will be able to get everyone fit and available for selection - the whole 31 training.

"That will be the first time we have had that out here, which is really good. Now it's about creating momentum."

George North is also recovering from an ankle injury while Hadleigh Parkes picked a shoulder injury but both are expected to be available for the high-profile clash according to Gatland.

Both sides have faced each other 97 times with Wales winning 50 times and France emerging victorious in 44 games and three finishing in draws. However, in the last eight games, Wales won seven out of it with France's solitary win coming during the Six Nations 2017.

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