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Kick-off local time : Sat, 21 June 2014 - 15h00
Kick-off : Sat, 21 June 2014 - 07h00
Venue : Sydney
Referee : Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Match status : Result
  Australia France
Tries Will Skelton (8min), Israel Folau (27min), Israel Folau (41min), Michael Hooper (61min), and Nick Phipps (73min) Guilhem Guirado (65min)
Penalties Bernard Foley (3min) and Bernard Foley (18min)
Conversions Bernard Foley (9min), Bernard Foley (28min), Bernard Foley (42min), and Bernard Foley (61min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Rabah Slimani (26min)
Red cards
Minute Commentary


The final score at Allianz stadium is 39-13 in favour of the Australians. Join us at 9:35 for the New Zealand vs England match live from Waikato stadium in Hamilton.


And that's all. The match is over! A comprehensive victory for the Wallabies.


The Wallabies knock the ball on, but Michalak puts in a high kick for Bastareaud, he knocks on. After the scrum the Wallabies kick it out for the last lineout of the match.


The Australians knock the ball on at the restart. After the scrum Bastareaud makes a good run, displaying his surprising light-footedness.


Foley lines up the kick but pulls it wide.


The Wallabies set up a drive 5 metres out. But they can't push it over. Wallabies are awarded another penalty. Phipps takes it quickly to score a TRY!


The Aussie backline relentlessly runs at the French. The win a penalty for offside in front of the posts. Hooper decides to go for the corner.


With ten minutes remaining Kuridrani is subbed for Horne. Michalak takes the field too.


The Australians aren't going to let anything slow them down though. They attack with the same fervour as before. Two good offloads put Horwill through. He sends it wide to Folau who draws some defenders. He tries the back hand pass, but Kuridrani knocks it on.


The French set up a drive five metres out and push over for a TRY! It's Guirado! Machenaud kicks the CONVERSION.


After the restart the French threaten the Australian line for the first time this half. Folau tries to intercept a ball, but it's knocked down - penalty. The French kick for the corner though!


Beale plays off Foley, receiving the ball off him. He's just got one defender in front of him, with a man on each side. Hooper goes over for a TRY. Foley kicks the CONVERSION.


The Wallabies attack well but they do themselves a disservice with their poor finishing. The French move into the Aussie half on the attack.


Another mistake from the Wallabies. They knock the ball on. But the French receive it and kick the ball back to them.The Wallabies are attacking with flair.


Australia win a penalty at the lineout. They kick it out again. They're determined to score a try. But the ball is stolen at the lineout and cleared to the 22.


The Aussies win it back and hack it forward. It goes into touch but Dulin takes it quickly, like an American Football quarterback. But the Aussies pile the pressure on. They have to clear the ball and the Aussies win a penalty. They kick for the corner.


The French provide another strong scrum, winning a penalty for the Aussie front row scrumming sideways. They kick it for the lineout inside the Aussie half.


The Wallabies win the ball after the scrum. They move the ball across the field, each player threatening the French defense. Ashley-Cooper kicks it forward into the French 22 for a lineout.


Menini leaves the field too, he's holding his knee. Domingo replaces him. Immediately Domingo gets to show his ability at the scrum as the Wallabies knock the ball on.


The French win their own scrum back but lose the ball at a ruck, the ball rolling into touch. Wallaby lineout.


Bonneval leaves the field, injured. Lamerat replaces him on the wing.


White kicks the ball upfield for his teammates to chase. Dulin receives and runs it back, there's intention showing on his face. The French are tossing the ball about, playing a much looser, less direct game than their counterparts.


Foley knocks the easy CONVERSION over!


Foley kicks off, to restart the match. The French don't want to play in their own half though and kick back towards the Wallabies. The Aussies swing it wide from the lineout. After a few phases Skelton recieves. French players are sucked in by his presence and he pops it off to Folau . He's through. It's a TRY!


The Aussies hold the scrum solid. They attack again, always hitting the defense hard. Palu finds a way through Bastareaud. But the Wallabies knock the ball on before they can do anything with it. This will be the last play of the half. Machenaud kicks it out from the scrum though, that's the end of the first 40.


A loose Aussie pass is hacked forward by the French. And again! The Aussies are tracking back, under pressure. The ball goes out, but teh French take it quickly. It's kicked again! The Aussies receive, now it's the French on defense! But play will stop for a Aussie scrum, Slimani returns to the field.


Once again the Aussies put on great pressure from the restart. Tales is just able to clear the ball as he's charged down. Wallaby lineout on the 22.


It's over! PENALTY converted by Machenaud.


It's a French lineout on the Aussie 22. They get the ball at the back and try set up a maul. They're slowly trucking froward before Kepu is penalised for coming around the side. Machenaud is going to have another attempt at goal.


The French have the ball but the Aussie defense is putting great pressure on them. Les Bleaus consistently go on the short side before sending the ball out wide. Bonneval finds some space on the outside, but is brought down into touch.


Foley knocks the CONVERSION over from the corner!


The Wallabies take it quickly, Skelton charging straight into the French defense. The ball comes out quickly, and again. Folau receives it, makes space on the outside and it's a TRY in the corner!


Australians have the ball after their own lineout. They're attacking with impetus, breaking through scores of tackles. Folau always looks dangerous with the ball in his hands. Hooper is tackled without the ball 5 metres out. Jackson's having none of it. YELLOW CARD for the Slimani.


The Wallabies heap the pressure after the French scrum. They're struggling to clear it, but a penalty is awarded for Simmons not using his arms in the tackle. The French clear it to their own ten metre.


The Wallabies win a scrum on the French ten metre after the restart. The scrum collapses and has to be reset. The second scrum ball goes blind. Polota-Nau has a startling linebreak, receiving the ball from Foley. But it's knocked on at the breakdown. Scrum down, French ball.


Dulin receives the kickoff but Hooper is all over him! It's a great tackle and Dulin holds onto the ball on the ground. The referee lifts his arm and Foley knocks the PENALTY over with ease.


Dulin strikes it well! PENALTY to the French, they're on the scoreboard for the first time in two fixtures.


After a short arm infringement the French opt for another scrum. Despite being 90kg lighter than the Wallaby pack they still drive them backwards. A penalty is awarded! It's 50 metres out but Dulin calls for the tee.


It's the first scrum of the match but the Wallabies get the ball after the French struggle to time their 'engage' right.


The Australians have the ball again and Skelton makes another run, French players bouncing off him. But the Australians knock the ball on in their own 22. This could be dangerous.


Foley knocks the CONVERSION over!


Big Will Skelton receives the ball 5 metres out. He's too big to be stopped! TRY to the Wallabies. Great, patient play from the Wallabies.


The Wallabies recycle the ball quickly, it's the 17th phase and they're in the French 22.


The Wallabies run the ball off their own lineout. They seem much more determined to attack this week. The Wallabies move the ball left and right, probing the French defense.


Right at the kickoff the French receive a penalty of their own in a similar position. Machenaud strikes it but it comes off the post! Australia restart with a 22 drop out.


Foley steps up for the kick. He's not going to miss that! PENALTY scored for Australia.


Australia have the ball and run the ball hard into the midfield. At the third phase the French tackler doesn't roll away and Australia are gifted a penalty right in front of the posts.


Tales takes the kickoff, blown by Chris Pollock. Australia receive and kick it back, straight into touch.


The teams take to the field, ready for their anthems. Dusautoir leads a fired-up French team out while 23 year-old Hooper leads the Wallabies out for the first time on his home turf. Les Bleus show their spirit in the performance of the French anthem. The Wallabies, too, deliver a passionate anthem, but one can't help but notice the unmatched height of Will Skelton in the line.


It's a beautiful day in Sydney, the sun is out in full force and so are the fans. Crowds stream into the Allianz stadium. This match looks to be as well supported as it is warm.


France seek to improve on their game last week, replicating their defensive statistics and building on their attack. They haven't won in Australia since 1990 and, after 24 years, perhaps the time is finally right for them to break that record.Watch out for the big centre Bastareaud and the French flyhalf Remi Tales.


Australia have only made a few changes to their side this week, making space for the returning Wycleff Palu and the debutante Will Skelton. They promise to play a more complete game in this fixture, threatening to play more in line with their first test of this international window.


Welcome to the Rugby 365 Live Match Centre. You've joined us for the scoring of Australia against France, live from the Allianz Stadium in Sydney. It's set to be a great clash, with only six points separating these sides last week.
15 Israel Folau
14 Adam Ashley-Cooper
13 Tevita Kuridrani
12 Matt Toomua
11 Joe Tomane
10 Bernard Foley
9 Nick Phipps
8 Ben McCalman
7 David Pocock
6 Scott Fardy
5 Rob Simmons
4 Will Skelton
3 Greg Holmes
2 Stephen Moore
1 James Slipper

23 Kurtley Beale
22 Quade Cooper
21 Nic White
20 Michael Hooper
19 Dean Mumm
18 Sekope Kepu
17 Scott Sio
16 Tatafu Polota-Nau
15 Scott Spedding
14 Yoann Huget
13 Gael Fickou
12 Maxime Mermoz
11 Noa Nakaitaci
10 Jules Plisson
9 Sebastien Tillous-Borde
8 Loann Goujon
7 Bernard le Roux
6 Thierry Dusautoir
5 Yoann Maestri
4 Alexandre Flanquart
3 Nicolas Mas
2 Guilhem Guirado
1 Vincent Debaty

23 Mathieu Bastareaud
22 Remi Tales
21 Rory Kockott
20 Damien Chouly
19 Romain Taofifenua
18 Uini Atonio
17 Rabah Slimani
16 Benjamin Kayser