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  • Penalty goals: Harris (2),
  • International Match
  • 10th Nov 2012
  • KO 20:00
  • Ground: Stade de France, Paris
  • Att: 80,000

Frederic Michalak praised France's defence after the 33-6 win over Australia

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Frederic Michalak praised France's defence after the 33-6 win over Australia

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Frederic Michalak inspired France to a 33-6 demolition of Australia and declared the result sweet revenge for their heavy defeat to the Wallabies two years ago.

Australia ran out 59-16 winners the last time the two teams met in Paris.

And Michalak, who booted 15 points and set up a try for Wesley Fontana, said Saturday's win went a long way to erasing some painful memories.

"We had a revenge to take against Australia," he said. "Against such a team, we had to play at a high level.

"The defence was great, we didn't crack and didn't concede a try. It's great, the sign of good teams which have a solid defence and don't let anything through.

"It's a great win, but we will again have to go to work because Argentina are coming next week, and they won today (against Wales)."

Australia lock Nathan Sharpe said: "France played very well and thoroughly deserved to win."

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