Our partners use technology, such as biscuits, and gather information that is browsing to supply you with the ideal experience and to personalise the information and advertising.
Please let us know whether you agree.
France wanted three late tries to survive a scare and see the usa for their World Cup triumph off.
Regular penalties were conceded by France and forced handling mistakes to maintain Gary Golds side in contact although Alivereti Raka and yoann Huget scored attempts.
The USA, ranked 13th in the world, got within three points but Gael Fickou and Baptiste Serin crossed in the space of 3 minutes.
With all the bonus point Jefferson Poirot included a try late on.
France ahead Bernard Le Roux said afterwards his negative thought that the match was going to besomewhat easier and they obtained ahuge surprise at the first half.
They got stuck and gave us a tough time in the breakdowns and we did not get clean chunk, he explained.
So it was really tough, especially in the first half, and the bench did well when they arrived on.
They made a big difference and we have some go-forward and also our collection plays opened up play on the exterior.
France goes up to second in Pool C.
Eddie Jones side ran in seven attempts when they conquer the US last Thursday and, regardless of the late points, Frances performance strengthens Englands position as group favourites.
England play Argentina on Saturday and France meet Tonga on Sunday ahead of the sides match on 12 October.
France gave the score-line a flattering look with the late points that procured the bonus point that was , but for large parts of the game they had been hugely disappointing.
They conceded 10 penalties to the USAs four and conceded 18 turnovers for their competitions 13.
They had been six points forward at half-time and if AJ MacGinty kicked a penalty for the USA to go his aspect were the momentum and that there appeared a true probability of an upset.
But, advantage was taken by France when their opponents tired to trace their narrow victory with another win over Argentina.
Thered been flashes of brilliance in the first half in particular, with both tries being made from the boot of Camille Lopez – first a chip on the surface and the next an exceptional kick.
During a frustrating period from the opening 20 minutes of the second halfof mistakes stopped Frances advance and also their sloppiness was summed up when an excellent fracture by Sofiane Guitoune was spoiled after he passed forward to Raka whenever the winger had a clear run on the line.
The USA made plenty of errors within their own and might have triggered France larger difficulties had they made use of rankings that were great in the next half.
USA coach Gary Gold said:I believed we went toe-to-toe. Wed make some mistakes but we never gave up the fight.
it is a bit sad we didnt get a try on the scoreboard, however it was a very, very great performance.
France: Ramos; Raka, Guitoune, Fickou, Huget; Lopez, Machenaud; Baille, Chat, Setiano; Le Roux, Gabrillagues; Iturria; Camara, Picamoles (capt).
Replacements: Guirado Slimani Alldritt, Serin, Ntamack, Medard.
USA: Teo; Scully (capt), Brache, Campbell, Iosefo; MacGinty, Davies; Fry, Taufetee, Lamositele; Brakeley, Civetta; Lamborn Germishuys, Hanco, Dolan
Replacements: Fawsitt, Kilifi, Mullen, Peterson, Pinkelman Haas Palamo
How much do you know about the beautiful game?
Trash discussion, haka struggles, new stars burning bright and nation-uniting triumphs – how much can you recall of those mythical Rugby World Cup moments?
Get scores and headlines sent right to your phone, and also find out where to find us on internet.
The way to get into rugby union – throughout the age groups up to the 15-player match or attempt rugby sevensthat made its Olympic debut in 2016.
Enjoy the very best debate, analysis and interviews with BBC 5 live and World Service and our rugby union remark Posts.
Read more: goldlatestnews.org