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England 15-21 France
Twickenham - 11 August, 2007

England's Josh Lewsey breaks through the France defence

England 15-21 France: There is a bright opening at Twickenham with players fighting for World Cup squad places

Olly Barkley prepares to kick a penalty

Olly Barkley has certainly put on his kicking boots as he slots four out of four penalties in sunny west London

Fabian Pelous

But Fabian Pelous celebrates his record 111th cap by scoring the only try of the first half to keep France in touch at 12-11

Lawrence Dallaglio is tackled by France scrum-half Pierre Mignoni

It may just be a friendly, but England are put through a more physical examination than last week's romp against Wales

Man of the match Sebastien Chabal gestures to a team-mate

Andy Gomersall's drop goal extends England's lead to 15-11, but Sebastien Chabal's late try clinches victory for France

Scotland's Chris Paterson tackles Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll

Scotland 31-21 Ireland: The Six Nations rivals clash at Murrayfield for their final World Cup warm-up game

Andy Henderson scores a try for Scotland against Ireland

Scotland dominate the first half and Allister Hogg, Euan Murray and Andy Henderson touch down to put them 19-6 up

Scotland's Andy Henderson breaks a tackle

Henderson adds a second try to extend the Scot's lead, but the hosts then sit back and allow Ireland back into the game

Ireland's Tommy Bowe (right) fends off a tackle from Scotland's Sean Lamont

Ireland reduce the deficit to 24-21 through tries from Isaac Boss and Andrew Trimble midway through the second half

Andy Henderson (centre) shakes hands after helping Scotland beat Ireland

But Henderson has the final say, crossing at the corner after juggling the ball to cap a fine win for the home side

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