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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Aussies Smother French

SYDNEY -- Center Steve Renouf scored three tries Wednesday night as world champion Australia crushed France 58-0 in a rugby league test match at Paramatta Stadium The Australians scored 12 tries and set a new mark for winning margin against the French, bettering a 60-4 victory in Perpignan in 1990. The Australians led 28-0 at halftime and continued their bombardment of the line after the break, throwing the ball around at every opportunity. Prop forward Ian Roberts and stand-off Laurie Daley each scored two tries, while fullback Brett Mullins and center Paul McGregor both scored tries in their international debuts.