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France crush Wallabies

France emphatically ended their seven-year wait for victory over Australia with a bruising 33-6 success in Paris.

Les Bleus were humbled 59-16 when these two sides last met in the French capital two years ago, but the memories of that encounter were almost completely banished as the home side mauled Australia's scrum.

The Wallabies' fragility at the set-piece have been well documented in the past and the French ruthlessly set about proving it remained a significant soft spot.

France took just 13 minutes to expose the Wallabies' pack when Louis Picamoles went over, and after Wesley Fofana put the game beyond doubt on the hour, the French dominance was underlined when they were awarded a penalty try from a scrum.

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