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Wallabies wallop woeful France

Australia produced a dominant display in Brisbane as they hit France for 50 in the opening Test of the series when running out 50-23 winners.

Australia lost their captain Stephen Moore in the opening minutes when he limped off with a knee injury, but that didn't put the hosts off their stride one bit.

The Wallabies ran in seven tries from seven different scorers as they blew the French out of the water, with only a late Morgan Parra try and a penalty try adding any semblance of respectability to the scoreline for the visitors.

Israel Folau, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Michael Hooper and Matt Toomua all crossed in the first half as Australia opened out a 29-9 lead at the interval, before Nick Cummins, Kurtley Beale and Pat McCabe continued the onslaught in the second 40.

Bernard Foley added a further 15 points with the boot as he converted six of the seven tries and added a penalty, while Frederic Michalak kicked an early drop-goal to go with two penalties and two conversions.

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