Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 15 October 2019

All Blacks too good for Namibia, France stumble into quarter-finals – in pictures

African side battle to within a point at 10-9 before New Zealand storm to 71-9 win

New Zealand side recovered from an indifferent start and two yellow cards to crush Namibia 71-9 and move one step closer to finishing top of their pool at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.

Namibia came within a point at 10-9 after half an hour before the two-time defending champions raced away to better their 58-14 victory over the Welwitschias at the 2015 World Cup.

It put the All Blacks top of Pool B after three matches. Meanwhile, France survived a Tonga fightback to grind into the quarter-finals with a nerve-jangling 23-21 win.

You can see a selection of the best images from the action in the photo gallery above. To move on to the next image, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Updated: October 7, 2019 07:33 AM

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