Wallabies thrash lacklustre France

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iol spt pic Wallabies v France jun7 Getty Images Tevita Kuridrani of the Wallabies makes a break during the First International Test Match between the Australian Wallabies and France at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Brisbane - Australia scythed through a porous French defence to score seven tries and a 50-23 victory over the visitors in their first test of a three-game series at Lang Park in Brisbane on Saturday.

Australia put the game beyond doubt in the first half with tries to Israel Folau, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Michael Hooper and Matt Toomua to give them a 29-9 lead at the break before Nick Cummins, Kurtley Beale and Pat McCabe all crossed in the second.

Bernard Foley contributed 15 points from six conversions and a penalty for the hosts, who may have lost captain Stephen Moore for a substantial period after he suffered a knee injury in the first minute.

Australia held a 50-9 lead before France replacement Morgan Parra scored a late consolation try, while their scrum earned a penalty try, both of which that flyhalf Frederic Michalak converted to go with his early dropgoal and two penalties for the visitors.

Reuters


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