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    FRANCE BEAT ENGLAND 13 POINTS TO NIL THEIR RUGBY UNION INTERNATIONAL IN PARIS TODAY (SATURDAY).?

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    FRANCE BEAT ENGLAND 13 POINTS TO NIL THEIR RUGBY UNION INTERNATIONAL IN PARIS TODAY (SATURDAY). FRANCE LED FIVE POINTS TO NIL AT HALF-TIME.

    FRANCE'S POINTS CAME FROM THREE TRIES AND TWO CONVERSIONS. FRANCE WAS UNDOUBTEDLY THE BETTER SIDE, BUT A SERIES OF INJURIES UNDERMINED ENGLAND. IN THE FIRST HALF, ENGLAND FORWARD D.G.PERRY DAMAGED A KNEE AND HIS TEAM-MATE A.W.HANCOCK PULLED A HAMSTRING MUSCLE. THESE INJURIES RESTRICTED THEIR PLAY FOR THE REST OF THE MATCH.

    ENGLAND'S FORWARDS BATTLED HARD AND CURBED THE FRENCH IN OPEN PLAY UNTIL THE FINAL TEN MINUTES OF THE GAME. BUT THE FRENCHMEN WERE FASTER, MORE INVENTIVE AND HAD THE BETTER OF THE LINE-OUTS. THE ONLY PLACE ENGLAND HELD SWAY THROUGHOUT WAS IN THE SCRUMS WHERE THEY WON THE BALL FOUR TO ONE.

    IN THE FIRST HALF, ENGLAND FULLBACK D. RUTHERFORD MISSED TWO PENALTIES AND T.J.BROPHY BOOTED A DROP KICK ONLY A YARD WIDE OF THE POSTS. THEN FRANCE HIT THE LEAD AFTER 28 MINUTES. J. GACHASSIN'S DROP AT GOAL BOUNCED BACK FROM A GOAL POST AND HE FOLLOWED THROUGH TO CARRY THE BALL OVER FOR A TRY. C.LACAZE CONVERTED.

    IN THE SECOND HALF ENGLAND KEPT PLUGGING AWAY DESPITE THEIR INJURED PLAYERS WHO WERE VIRTUALLY PASSENGERS. TEN MINUTES BEFORE THE END, THEIR RESISTANCE COLLAPSED. FRANCE WON A LINE-OUT VERY CLOSE TO THE ENGLAND LINE. A GRUARIN SWEPT UP THE BALL AND SCAMPERED THROUGH ON THE BLIND SIDE TO SCORE. LACAZE MISSED THE CONVERSION.

    IN THE THIRD MINUTE OF MINUTE OF INJURY TIME, GACHASSIN WEAVED THROUGH ENGLAND'S DEFENCE FOR HIS SECOND TRY WHICH LACAZE CONVERTED.

    TEAMS:
    FRANCE: C.LACAZE;R.DUPRAT, A.BONIFACE, G.BONIFACE, C.DURROUY; J. GACHASSIN, L. CAMERADERO; J.C.BEREJNOI, J.M. CABANIER, A. GRUARIN, E.CESTER, S.SPANGHERO, M.CRAUSTE(CAPTAIN), B.DAUGA, J.J.RUPERT.

    TEAMS: D. RUTHERFORD; A.W.HANCOCK, R.D.HEARN, C.W.McFADYEAN, K.F. SAVAGE; T.J.BROPHY, R.C.ASHBY; A.L.HORTON. W.T.TREADWELL, P.E.JUDD, C.M.PAYNE, J.E.OWEN, J.R.H.GREENWOOD, D.G.PERRY, D.P.ROGERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEL3XQQES32XAPT161I709VSGN
    Media URN:
    VLVAEL3XQQES32XAPT161I709VSGN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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