At a glance: Pool A: Wales 23 Fiji 13

Pool A: Wales 23 Fiji 13

Gareth Davies guided Wales to a nail-biting 23-13 victory over Fiji on Thursday to pile the pressure on Pool A rivals Australia and England. The win was the third for the Welsh after having beaten Uruguay 54-9 and England 28-25.

It left them on top of the "Pool of Death" on 13 points ahead of Australia (9) and England (6). Wales will be virtually guaranteed one of the two qualifying spots for the quarter-finals along with Australia if the Wallabies beat England today.

Pool D: France 41 Canada 18

France endured some uncomfortable moments before pulling away to beat Canada 41-18 in an entertaining clash on Thursday for their third successive Pool D win.

Late tries from Pascal Pape and Remy Grosso, on his debut, earned France a bonus-point win that takes them top of Pool D on 14 points, four ahead of fellow group heavyweights Ireland.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 03, 2015, with the headline 'At a glance'. Print Edition | Subscribe