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An unconvincing France beat Scotland

Video by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2009-02-18

France bounced back from last week's defeat against Ireland to beat Scotland 22-13 in the Six Nations Cup. The Scots, who have not won at the Stade de France in 10 years, suffered their second defeat in seven days.

REUTERS - Flanker Fulgence Ouedraogo's second-half try and five penalties by flyhalf Lionel Beauxis gave France a 22-13 victory over Scotland at the Stade de France on Saturday.

Scotland held their own in the first half and winger Thom Evans added to two earlier Phil Godman penalties with a try ten minutes from time but the visitors never seriously threatened the home side.

France started the match under pressure to make up for last week's opening 30-21 loss to Ireland while Scotland, who have not won at the Stade de France in 10 years, were easily beaten by champions Wales.

The Scots started brightly however, forcing Beauxis into a mishandle just after the kickoff and they continued to pressure the French up front during a tight first half.

Beauxis missed two early penalties but was successful either side of flyhalf Godman's first shot at goal on 33 minutes to give the hosts a 6-3 lead at the break. France, playing in white, came out looking much more determined and immediately put Scotland under pressure with winger Maxime Medard coming close to scoring after hacking a stray ball forward.

Scotland were unable to resist the next French assault with Medard again involved before Ouedraogo surged over the line despite opposition claims of a forward pass. Beauxis converted to open up a 13-3 lead.

Godman scored a second penalty to keep his side in touch and after another from Beauxis, the Scots struck after an extended phase of play near the French line when Evans slipped inside his marker and crossed the line near the post.

The conversion by substitute Chris Paterson held out some hope but Beauxis kept the score ticking over with one more penalty and put the match out of reach eight minutes from time.
 

Date created : 2009-02-14

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