Inspired France gain revenge over Wallabies in Paris
Inspiration and determination helped France take revenge against Australia with a 29-26 victory at the Stade de France on Saturday as Les Bleus look set to end a miserable year on a high.
Philippe Saint-Andre's team, who had conceded 95 points in three away defeats against Australia in June, were ultra focused this time and tries by Sebastien Tillous-Bordes and Teddy Thomas as well as the boots of Camille Lopez and Rory Kockott gave them a deserved win.
Bernard Foley kicked four penalties and converted the tries of Adam Ashley-Cooper and Quade Cooper but the Wallabies came up just short despite a late fightback.
France, who finished the Six Nations in fourth place before being thrashed by Australia, nicely followed up last weekend's 40-15 win against Fiji.
Les Bleus take on Argentina at the Stade de France next Saturday while Australia, who beat Wales 33-28 last Saturday, will face Ireland.