A serious-looking facial injury to captain Antoine Dupont took the gloss off France's highest ever score, a 96-0 romp against hapless Namibia at the Rugby World Cup on Thursday. There were 14 tries, including a penalty try, and Thomas Ramos converted 12 of 13.
Jonathan Sexton hung behind the posts, rubbing his wrist. Then the flyhalf converted his try and all was OK, as was Ireland in a record-setting 82-8 win against Romania. The 82 was Ireland's highest World Cup score, and second highest all time. Ireland also extended its record-long winning streak to 14 tests.