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France have been victorious in all nine previous encounters with Fiji, although they have not played against them since 2014 – this will be the first time Fiji have played at Stade de France.
France have won all six games at home against Fiji and have not conceded a first-half try against them in this span.
Fiji have won four of their past seven games away from home (L3) – all three defeats in that run came against against Tier 1 nations, with two of those games being decided by single figure margins (9 points v Italy, 3 points v Ireland).
France’s next victory at the Stade de France will be their 50th at the venue, only at Parc des Princes (54) and Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir (53) have they recorded more victories; no other international side has recorded a half century of wins at three different venues.
Fiji have won each of their last three games on French soil, beating the USA (2014) and Japan (2016) in Vannes before victory over Canada in Narbonne in 2017.
No Tier 1 side has averaged more offloads in 2018 than France (10.5 per match), while Fiji have made an average of 11.2 in their five matches this year.
France are one shy of scoring their 50th try against Fiji, they would be the fifth different side that have reached this milestone against Fiji, and the first from Europe to do so.
Vereniki Goneva needs one more try to stand alone as Fiji’s all-time top try scorer, he is currently tied with Sanivalati Laulau on 20 tries.
France’s Teddy Thomas has gained 156 metres from 14 carries so far this month, his average of 11.1 metres per carry is the best rate of any Tier 1 player to make at least 10 carries in November.France’s Mathieu Bastareaud has won 12 turnovers this year – no other back has reached double figures for turnovers won in 2018.