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Wilkinson attempts to convert a penalty

France 22-9 England: After missing his first penalty, Jonny Wilkinson converts his second to put the visitors ahead

Jean-Baptiste Elissalde clears a ruck

Jean-Baptiste Elissalde makes it 3-3 in the 14th minute after Shaun Perry concedes a silly penalty

Farrell brawls with a French opponent

Former rugby league player Andy Farrell starts at centre and gets involved in a couple of fights as the half wears on

Vickery is stretchered off after being temporarily knocked out

Trailing 9-3, England see Simon Shaw sin-binned and Phil Vickery taken off as they both attempt to stop Damien Traille

Wilkinson prepares to convert a penalty

With Elissalde making it 12-3 at the break, Wilkinson reduces the gap to six points a minute into the second half

Rees grapples with Nyanga

Yannick Nyanga looks certain to score the first try but drops the ball after a two-man tackle from Tom Rees and Wilkinson

Jauzion crosses for the first try of the match

England's defences are finally breached in the 48th minute when Yannick Jauzion beats Farrell and Perry to touch down

Hipkiss is tackled by Jauzion

Dan Hipkiss tries to create something for Brian Ashton's men as Wilkinson converts another penalty to make it 19-9

Harinordoquy heads for the line

France see a chance wasted by Imanol Harinordoquy who goes for glory, rather than make use of an overlap, and fails

Frederic Michalak clears a ruck

With the game into its final phase, Frederic Michalak assumes the kicking duties and extends the hosts' lead by three points

Wilkinson shows his disappointment as England lose again

There are no further scores as France's 22-9 win condems England to their 15th defeat out of 16 away from Twickenham

France 22-9 England
18 Aug 07 |  English
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