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