France outgunned Australia in a pulsating match in Paris for a first win over the Wallabies for three years.
France: (12) 27
Tries: Brusque, Michalak
Pens: Elissalde (5)
Australia: (11) 14
Pens: Giteau, Flatley (2)
Nicolas Brusque and Frederic Michalak scored tries and scrum-half Jean-Baptiste Elissalde kicked 17 points for France's eighth straight win.
Captain George Gregan scored for the Wallabies but his side were undone by French invention and stout defence.
Australia trailed 12-11 at half time and struggled to find their spark against the Six Nations champions.
France coach Bernard Laporte said: "I am proud of my players. They battled to win this match
by applying a lot of defensive pressure and taking risks.
"And don't forget we were kept out three times on the try
Australia coach Eddie Jones admitted his side "just weren't good enough".
"The second half was really disappointing, there were too
many turnovers. We would have needed to be tactically and
technically better. We didn't respond to the pressure," said
"Our consistency was not good enough. We went back to our
old habits. It just wasn't good enough."
France: Brusque, Rougerie, Marsh, Jauzion, Heymans, Michalak,
Elissalde, Milloud, Servat, Marconnet, Thion, Pelous, Betsen,
Replacements: Bruno, Mas, Pape, Bonnaire, Peyrelongue,
Australia: Latham, Rathbone, Mortlock, Giteau, Tuqiri, Larkham,
Gregan, Young, Paul, Baxter, Harrison, Vickerman, Smith, Waugh,
Replacements: Cannon, Dunning, Chisholm, Lyons, Flatley, Rogers,
Referee: Chris White (RFU)