Tokyo — There will finally be a French connection in the Rugby World Cup final after Pau-born Jérome Garcès was confirmed as the man in the middle for Saturday’s decider between SA and England.

Much like the lead character Popeye Doyle from The French Connection crime caper from the early 1970s‚ Garcès goes in relentless pursuit of lawbreakers‚ often to the chagrin of those on the stands who want to see matches decided along less technical lines...

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