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France beat England 25-20 in World Cup warm-up

AFP / Thomas Samson | France winger Yoann Huget runs to score a try during the rugby union test match between France and England at the Stade de France stadium on August 22, 2015.

Frederic Michalak became France's all-time leading points scorer as his side beat England 25-20 in a World Cup warmup match on Saturday.

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France opened the scoring after three minutes when fullback Scott Spedding converted a penalty given away carelessly by Luther Burrell.

The home side extended their lead with a succession of first-half penalties and the unerring Michalak booted five penalties in the game.

A try by Yoann Huget on 46 minutes gave France a 20-6 lead that England never looked like clawing back in spite of two late touchdowns from Danny Cipriani and Jonathan Joseph.

The World Cup in England and Wales starts next month.

(REUTERS)

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