Drew Mitchell scored a hat-trick as Australia thrashed France 59-16 at the Stade de France in Paris.
The scores were tied at 13-13 at half time as France had a penalty try, to one from Adam Ashley-Cooper and a couple of penalties each.
France led 16-13 at the start of the second period, thanks to Morgan Parra’s third penalty. But that was it for France as the visitors ran riot for the rest of the second half, scoring six tries in 31 minutes and seven in total. To give us the final score of:
France 16-59 Australia
Penalty try; Cons: Morgan Parra, Pens: Parra 3
Tries: Drew Mitchell 3, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Benn Robinson, Will Genia, James O’Connor Cons: O’Connor 6, Pens: O’Connor 4