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Late Lydia Thompson try seals England victory over France

By PA Authors
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Lydia Thompson’s last-minute try saw England beat France 17-15 in Exeter on Saturday.

The visitors led through a Jessy Tremouliere penalty and Laure Sansus’ try before Emily Scarratt kicked six points from the tee to reduce England’s deficit to 8-6 by half-time.

The boot of Scarratt put the Red Roses in front with two more penalties, but France looked to have won it when Caroline Boujard crossed for a simple try after 67 minutes.

Both sides were reduced to 14 players, with Zoe Aldcroft receiving a yellow card for a neck roll at the breakdown, before England capitalised on a poor clearance kick and set up Thompson to seal the victory.

The match in pictures: 

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

England v France - Women's International - Sandy Park

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Late Lydia Thompson try seals England victory over France