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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.


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.


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