French centre Gael Fickou exploded through the Argentinian defence early in the second half to set up winger Teddy Thomas for a decisive blow in Lille, taking back the lead which France never relinquished.


The recalled midfielder showed nifty footwork to cut back against the grain, before standing up Nicolas Sanchez in cover defence. He then threw a magical long ball out to the vacant wing of Teddy Thomas, who strolled over untouched.

The score took an 18-13 lead which France then built on, going on to hand Argentina a fourth-straight defeat.

An Argentinian blunder from a lineout on their own five gifted France the match-winning score, extended the lead out to 28-13.


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