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Wallabies v France - 1st Test

The Wallabies get out of jail with an after the siren penalty to defeat France 23-21 in a nail biting finish at Suncorp Stadium.

With the French ahead 21-20, the visitors looked to have the win sealed with the throw in to a line-out with a few seconds left. The game would be over with a kick to touch after the line-out win. But pressure from Darcy Swain in the air, and a chase from Taniela Tupou and Tate McDermott forced a loose pass, and a turnover. The Wallabies attacked the line for several minutes before earning a penalty for Noah Lolesio to nail the kick to win.

Wallabies 23 (Tries: Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Michael Hooper; Conv: Noah Lolesio 2; Pen: Noah Lolesio 3) France 21 (Tries: Gabin Villiere 2; Conv: Louis Carbonel; Pen: Louis Carbonel 2, Melvyn Jaminet 1)


Wallabies (1-15): James Slipper, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Allan Alaalatoa, Matt Philip, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Rob Valetini, Michael Hooper (c), Harry Wilson, Jake Gordon, Noah Lolesio, Marika Koroibete, Matt To'omua, Hunter Paisami, Tom Wright, Tom Banks

Reserves: Lachlan Lonergan, Angus Bell, Taniela Tupou, Darcy Swain, Isi Naisarani, Tate McDermott, Len Ikitau, Andrew Kellaway

France (1-15):Jean-Baptise Gros, Gaetan Barlot, Demba Bamba, Killian Geraci, Romain Taofifenua, Dylan Cretin, Anthony Jelonch (c), Sekou Macalou, Baptise Couilloud, Louis Carbonel, Gabin Villiere, Jonathan Danty, Arthur Vincent, Damian Penaud, Melvyn Jaminet

Reserves: Anthony Etrillard, Quentin Walcker, Sipili Falatea, Florent Vanverberghe, Baptiste Pesenti, Cameron Woki, Teddy Iribaren, Anthony Bouthier


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