LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Internationals

Thumb_france-ed France

33

Thumb_australia-ed Australia

6
Kick-off local time : Sat, 10 November 2012 - 21h00
Kick-off : Sat, 10 November 2012 - 22h00
Venue : Paris
Referee : Nigel Owens (Wales)
Match status : Result
  France Australia
Tries Wesley Fofana (55min)
Penalties
Conversions
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

80

The game enmds with an Australian knock-on just outside the French 22 - that is FULL-TIME A folks - a deserved and comprehensive French win, 33-6. That will ensure they are fourth when the World Cup seedings come up next month!

78

Another Wallaby turnover inside the French 22 - it is almost as if the French are inviting the Wallabies to run at them so they can have a defensive practice

77

This is boring - the Wallabies again mount a half-hearted charge only to knock the ball on juist outside the French 22 - the Aussies are well beaten!

76

Morgan Parra kicks the PENALTY from almost 50m out - 33-6

75

La Marseillaise rings out in the crowd as another Aussie scrum coughs up a penalty

74

The Wallabies are now a sorry bunch - heads hanging and their ball control getting worse

73

Another Wallaby turnover just outside the French 22 - only this time they concede a penalty in their desperation to retain the ball

71

Wallabies again turn the ball over just outside the French 22 - it has been a shocking refrain the whole game

69

Scrum reset and then it is penalty to France - Paddy Ryan going to ground. The Wallaby scrum has been a mess the whole match

68

The Wallabies eventually find the energy to work their way over the French line and the call goes to the TMO, who rules that it was held up.

66

The Wallabies are called up for spear tackle, but the officials did not get the number and Rob Simmons is lucky to stay on the field

65

TRY _ Penalty try as the Aussie scrum again disintegrates. There is a dust-up, but after a brief chat the try stands! - Frederic Michalak adds the CONVERSION - 30-6

64

The French now running the Wallabies ragged - only desperate defence results in the ball being held up over the line - the French have a scrum 5m out

62

More Wallaby bashing inside their own half and they go nowhere - Barnes eventually hacks the ball downfield

60

James Slipper penalised at scrum time again!

59

Another Wallaby knock-on, near the French 10m line, after more ordinary phase play

58

The Wallabies looking to get on the scoreboard and perhaps back into the game - but time is running out

56

Frederic Michalak adds the CONVERSION as the lead blows out to 23-6

55

TRY - Wesley Fofana hoes over for the second five-pointer, but it was Frederic Michalak that cut the Wallaby line to ribbons!

54

And the turnover comes near the French 10m line - ball hacked back into the Aussie half

53

More Aussie bashing at this stern French defence

51

Aussies still knocked back in the tackle and eventually the Wallabies knock the ball on - French scrum just inside their half

49

The Wallabies battering at the French defence without much success

47

Florian Fritz takes the shot from just on 50m out, but he is well wide

46

Scrum penalty to France - Benn Robinson went down in a heap

44

The French again work their way into the Wallaby 22, but again they turn it over - they have been affected by the Wallabies' first half disease of sloppy play

42

The French quickly work their way into the Wallaby 22, only for Maxime Machenaud to knock on at the base of a ruck

41

Frederic Michalak gets the second half underway - and the French get the ball back straight away

40

That is HALF-TIME - the end of a half in which the French became progressively more focussed and secure in their game, while the Aussies were sloppy and very dour in their approach. See you in 10 minutes!

39

Frederic Michalak slots a sweet little DROP-GOAL as the French start to up the ante and work their way into the Aussie 22 - 16-6

36

Frederic Michalak slots the PENALTY and it is a seven-point lead again - 13-6

35

Australia penalised for not rolling away in the tackle - Sekope Kepu again the culprit

33

Louis Picamoles breaks clear from the line-out, but just on the Aussie 22 the French hands let them down - Yannick Forestier the culprit

31

Another scrum penalty against Australia

30

Repeat, repeat, repeat - Wallabies take the ball through multiple pick-'n-drive phases and then knock it on inside the French 22

28

Multiple phases by the Aussies again come to nothing as they turn the ball over inside the French 22

26

The Australian options are shocking - balls being thrown to nobody or just left around on the ground

24

Tatafu Polota-Nau's throw is not straight - scrum feed to France just inside their 22

23

Yannick Nyanga penalised for playing the ball on the ground - discipline and issue for the French

22

Vincent Clerc penalised for tackling a man without the ball from the restart

21

Mike Harris slots the PENALTY to narrow the gap to 6-10

20

French penalised for not rolling away quickly enough in the tackle

19

Ball taken back into the French 22 Brice Dulin kicks directly into touch - another attacking Aussie line-out

18

Again the Aussies turn the ball over just inside the French 22 after a few phases

16

The French, after a few phases of nothing, loose control at the ruck and the ball is hacked into the home team's 22

15

Poor restart and the French win a scrum feed on the centre spot

14

Frederic Michalak adds the CONVERSION - 10-3

13

TRY - Louis Picamoles goes over from a simple pick-up and stroll over from the scrum

12

Penalty to France as the Aussie scrum disintegrates - the French ask for another scrum

11

Free kick to France as the scrum goes down - the French opt for another scrum

10

France reclaim the restart and Nicolas Mas drives towards the Aussie line, but the French lose control and the Wallabies win a defensive scrum metres from their line

9

Mike Harris, from virtually bang in front, slots the PENALTY to make it 3-all

8

The French go offside as the Wallabies surge forward in another raid on the local 22 - penalty to Australia

7

The Wallabies again turn the ball over near the French 22 - they have been very poor so far

6

Frederic Michalak slots the PENALTY to give France a 3-0 lead

5

Mike Harris knocks on a high kick and cliff Palu plays from an offside position - penalty to France

4

Frederic Michalak attempts a drop-goal, but it a shocker - a real grass-burner!

3

Australia eventually work their way towards the French 22, only to turn the ball over

1

Both teams make liberal use of the boot early on

0

Kurtley Beale gets the game underway

-1

Anthems over and we are ready for kick-off!

-4

Of the 21 matches previously played in France, Australia have won just eight

-5

The teams have made their way onto the pitch - now for the anthems

-10

The teams are getting ready to come out for the anthems - we are close to kick-off!

-15

France will look to become the first Six Nations team to knock over one of the SANZAR giants in this year-end Tests!

-20

It is overcast and there is a chance of some rain. The temperature has already dropped into the single digits.

-30

Welcome to Paris, where we await the arrival of the French and Australian teams for the final match on the very busy Saturday of Test rugby!
France
Players
15 Scott Spedding
14 Yoann Huget
13 Maxime Mermoz
12 Wesley Fofana
11 Maxime Medard
10 Camille Lopez
9 Sebastien Tillous-Borde
8 Damien Chouly
7 Bernard le Roux
6 Thierry Dusautoir
5 Sebastien Vahaamahina
4 Pascal Pape
3 Nicolas Mas
2 Benjamin Kayser
1 Xavier Chiocci

Substitutes
26 Benjamin Fall
25 Mathieu Bastareaud
24 Remi Tales
23 Rory Kockott
22 Charles Ollivon
21 Yannick Nyanga
20 Yoann Maestri
19 Alexandre Flanquart
18 Uini Atonio
17 Alexandre Menini
16 Guilhem Guirado
Australia
Players
15 Israel Folau
14 Henry Speight
13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
12 Matt Toomua
11 Rob Horne
10 Bernard Foley
9 Nick Phipps
8 Ben McCalman
7 Michael Hooper
6 Sean McMahon
5 Rob Simmons
4 Sam Carter
3 Sekope Kepu
2 Saia Faingaa
1 James Slipper

Substitutes
23 Kurtley Beale
22 Quade Cooper
21 Nic White
20 Luke Jones
19 Will Skelton
18 Ben Alexander
17 Benn Robinson
16 James Hanson