14-man Australia beats France 33-30 to clinch 3-test series

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia played with 14 men for most of the match but sensationally overcame France with a late penalty goal for a 33-30 win to clinch the three-match test series on Saturday.

With less than two minutes remaining in the series decider, flyhalf Noah Lolesio slotted the crucial three points to give Australia the win.

The Wallabies had played almost the entire match with just 14 players after winger Marika Koroibete was handed a contentious red card for a high tackle five minutes into the match.

Lolesio accounted for 23 of the Wallabies’ points with a try, three conversions and four penalty goals.

Australia had a 23-21 comeback win with a last-minute penalty goal in the series opener on July 7. France responded Tuesday in Melbourne with a 28-26 victory, its first win over the Wallabies in Australia since 1990.


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