Do Not Sell My Personal Information
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump RugbyDump
Monday Nov 19, 2018

France starting to show good form as Teddy Thomas claims clinical brace

France starting to show good form as Teddy Thomas claims clinical brace

Two tries from Teddy Thomas helped France secure a vital first victory in five games with a 28-13 win over Argentina in Villeneuve-d’Ascq.

ADVERTISEMENT

It was a much-needed win for Jacques Brunel’s squad, who came in for a lot of criticism in the previous seven days, following his side’s narrow last-minute loss to South Africa in Paris.

France started off on the wrong foot, conceding an early try to Argentina via winger Ramiro Moyano with barely two minutes on the clock.

The hosts responded with a seventh-minute penalty from scrum-half Baptiste Serin before Thomas touched down for the first time just before the half hour mark.

Created by a piercing break in mid-field from Yoann Huget, Thomas took Benjamin Fall’s pass on the far-side to go in unopposed. His second came in similar circumstances in the second half, this time following a searing break from Toulouse centre GaĆ«l Fickou.

From then on, France held the upper hand at 18-13 and were then given a gift of a third try from an Argentina line-out five metres out.

A fumble from replacement Tomas Lezana fell straight into the hands of French captain Guilhem Guirado; the hooker then crashed over from short-range to all but seal the match.

ADVERTISEMENT

France end their end-of-year tests against Fiji this weekend at the Stade de France.

Match highlights

Related Articles

  • 21 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Emotive video shows unbelievable quarantine...

  • 81 WEEKS AGO

    Lopez drop goal the key as France beat Argentina...

  • 287 WEEKS AGO

    Argentina cruise to victory with nine tries...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Beauden Barrett scores 25 points in 20 minutes for Suntory in Japan Top League

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: The Victor Vito offload fans have been raving about in Champions Cup quarter-final

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    MUST WATCH: Awesome compilation of the best tries ever scored at the Millennium Stadium

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Awesome compilation showcases the GREATEST tries ever scored at Twickenham

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: 135kg prop lines up swan dive from 20 metres out... then re-thinks

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 1 DAY AGO

    WATCH: 19-year-old is barely a speed bump for fearsome Fijian number eight

  • 1 DAY AGO

    WATCH: South African sevens icon Afrika done for clear cheating on Robshaw MLR debut

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Powerhouse Tongan Thor leaves opposition on his arse with HUGE handoff

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Amazing highlights reel demonstrates why Tadhg Furlong MUST go on the British & Irish Lions tour this Summer

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Tackle deemed to be at the top end of the scale as winger receives heavy ban

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 14 HOURS AGO

    Over $450 million loss for South Africa's economy if the Lions tour happens without fans

  • 1 DAY AGO

    WATCH: South African sevens icon Afrika done for clear cheating on Robshaw MLR debut

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Rob Kearney's legendary performance vs Springboks on 2009 Lions tour

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Beauden Barrett scores 25 points in 20 minutes for Suntory in Japan Top League

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Amazing highlights reel demonstrates why Tadhg Furlong MUST go on the British & Irish Lions tour this Summer

View All

Funnies

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Comedy gold as Toronto lock attempts clearance kick in MLR match featuring Matt Giteau and Adam Ashley-Cooper

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: 135kg prop lines up swan dive from 20 metres out... then re-thinks

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Bizarre standoff in Super Rugby tests players on their rulebook knowledge

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Flanker has HOWLER in Super Rugby Aotearoa after butchering awesome solo try

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Ridiculous 10-minute montage shows why Joe Marler is probably the funniest man in rugby

View All

Amateur

  • 23 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 60 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

  • 61 WEEKS AGO

    RD BLITZ - Disaster, just when it looked so promising...

  • 61 WEEKS AGO

    That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not

  • 61 WEEKS AGO

    RD Blitz - PROP'S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try

View All

Player Features

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut

  • 13 WEEKS AGO

    Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to 'outlier' football

  • 14 WEEKS AGO

    Tuisova's wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro

  • 20 WEEKS AGO

    New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class

  • 20 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds

View All
France starting to show good form as Teddy Thomas claims clinical brace | RugbyDump - Rugby News & Videos