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    MOSCOW, USSR

    France lived up to its pre-match reputation by overwhelming a helpless Soviet team 32-3, in the finals of the European Championships in Moscow on May 20.At the end of the first period, France had notched up an unconvincing 7-3 lead over a struggling Soviet team.They established their authority after half time, however, when their forwards intercepted a Soviet line-out ball, and Lescure eluded several Soviet defenders to score a try for the French.The French forwards now collected the ball from a scrum and passed along the right.Though mid-field play broke down, the French quickly re-gained possession, with Begue powering through the opposition to score a try.The Soviet forwards attacked but crumbled, allowing Bertolucci to tally another score for France.It was left to French captain Didier Camberabero to score from a conversion, making France European champions for the fifteenth time.

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    FRANCE (IN BLUE) v SOVIET UNION (IN RED & WHITE)
    1. SV PULL BACK TO GV Soviet line-out ball, intercepted by French forwards, French try, (No. 15). (3 SHOTS) 0.18
    2. GV Scrum down, French forwards collect ball and pass along rightside midfield play breaks down, French players regain possession and score try (No. 11) Begue. (6 SHOTS) 0.59
    3. SV Soviet forwards attack, ball intercepted by French forwards who score try (No. 2) Bertolucci. (3 SHOTS) 1.20
    4. GV & SVs French conversion No. 10 Camberabero. (2 SHOTS) 1.29
    InitialsASG/JRS

    SPORT: RUGBY UNION
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    Background: MOSCOW, USSR

    France lived up to its pre-match reputation by overwhelming a helpless Soviet team 32-3, in the finals of the European Championships in Moscow on May 20.At the end of the first period, France had notched up an unconvincing 7-3 lead over a struggling Soviet team.They established their authority after half time, however, when their forwards intercepted a Soviet line-out ball, and Lescure eluded several Soviet defenders to score a try for the French.The French forwards now collected the ball from a scrum and passed along the right.Though mid-field play broke down, the French quickly re-gained possession, with Begue powering through the opposition to score a try.The Soviet forwards attacked but crumbled, allowing Bertolucci to tally another score for France.It was left to French captain Didier Camberabero to score from a conversion, making France European champions for the fifteenth time.

    Source: TSS

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2U0YVEF45HWODSE940XLZ0P62
    Media URN:
    VLVA2U0YVEF45HWODSE940XLZ0P62
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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