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France wins 27-12. Uruguay: The hosts preserve their winning streak with a hard-fought triumph.

The hosts seized the lead with a Melvyn Jaminet penalty after making 12 changes from the team that defeated New Zealand on the opening night.

Uruguay responded with a try from Nicolas Freitas before Antoine Hastoy scored for France.

Uruguay threatened with a comeback, but Peato Mauvaka and Louis Bielle-Biarrey sealed the victory.

The victory put France closer to the quarter-finals, while Uruguay began their World Cup campaign with their greatest result against a tier one side.

Les Blues resume their tour of the country against Namibia in Marseille on September 21, while the South Americans face Italy the night before in Nice.

More to come.

France’s starting lineup is as follows: Jaminet; Bielle-Biarrey, Vincent, Moefana, Villiere; Hastoy, Lucu; Gros, Bourgarit, Aldegheri, Woki, Taofifenua, Boudehent, Macalou, Jelonch (capt).

Mauvaka, Wardi, Falatea, Chalureau, Flament, Cros, Couilloud, and Ramos are the replacements.

Amaya, Basso, Inciarte, Vilaseca (captain), Freitas; Etcheverry, Arata; Sanguinetti, Pujadas, Peculo, Aliaga, Leindekar, Ardao, Civetta, Diana.

Gattas, Benitez, Piussi, Dotti, Bianchi, Deus, Ormaechea, and Berchesi are the replacements.


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