|France (19 ) 30|
|Tries: Marchand, Penaud Cons: Ramos Pens: Ramos 6|
|Australia (13) 29|
|Tries: Foketi, Campbell Cons: Foley 2 Pens: Foley 4, Hodge|
A late Damian Penaud attempt noticed France beat Australia 30-29 and declare a report eleventh consecutive victory.
It was a good – and hard – encounter on the Stade de France, 10 months out from the World Cup which France will host.
The Wallabies had fought again after trailing 19-13 on the interval however have been unable to see out the sport.
“We have been enjoying for a report that dated again to the Thirties,” mentioned France coach Fabien Galthie.
“Successful 11 consecutive video games in a row in fashionable rugby isn’t any small feat and I am happy with the gamers as a result of they went for it,” he added.
Australia’s veteran fly-half Bernard Foley kicked his facet into an early lead with a penalty earlier than Thomas Ramos responded twice to place France 6-3 forward.
Foley then equalised earlier than centre Lalakai Foketi crossed to finish a shocking transformed attempt which began on Australia’s personal 5 metre line.
Two extra penalties from Ramos introduced France again to inside a degree and the hosts took the lead when hooker Julian Marchand crossed and Ramos transformed.
Foley responded once more from a penalty earlier than Ramos restored the six-point lead nonetheless Jock Campbell – making his first Take a look at begin – went over for Australia.
Foley once more transformed to offer the guests a 23-22 lead after which traded penalties once more with Ramos.
Foley’s substitute Reece Hodge then kicked a penalty to make it 29-25 to Dave Rennie’s facet earlier than Penaud had the ultimate say.