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Group B - Monday 28th October @ 03:00am
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Group B - Monday 28th October @ 03:00am
PNG vs. FRANCE
MS3 Craven Park
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Knocked on. France will hold on.

France 9-8

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UNSUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Penalty goal attempt by David Mead unsuccessful.

David Mead has pulled it wide!

France 9-8

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Mead points to the sticks.

France 9-8

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PENALTY to the Kumuls! Barthau spilled it and was touched by one of his own players so offside!

France 9-8

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Knock on as Greenshields can't gather it in. PNG work it out.

France 9-8

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An untidd set from the Kumuls leads to a rushed kick where Escare is caught high. He is down getting attention.

France 9-8

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It has been an arm wrestle in this second half with both sides looking to prise an opening.

France 9-8

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SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL FRANCE
Field goal attempt by William Barthau successful.

Well that came from nowhere, William Barthau slots a drop goal.

France 9-8

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A rush of blood from David Mead after a half break but it trickles over the sideline.

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL FRANCE
Penalty goal attempt by Thomas Bosc successful.

Bosc steps up and pilots it through.

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Bosc points to the sticks.

Papua New Guinea 8-6

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Knock on PNG from a good hit followed by a PENALTY for France for a 2 on 1 strip.

Papua New Guinea 8-6

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40/20 FRANCE
Thomas Bosc kicks a 40/20.

A nonchalant 40/20 kicked by Bosc.

Papua New Guinea 8-6

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Escare tries to latch on inside ball but spills it. PNG scrum.

Papua New Guinea 8-6

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France have withstood four straight sets of six and will work it out.

Papua New Guinea 8-6

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Another PENALTY for not breaking fast enough.

Papua New Guinea 8-6

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Knocked down by Clint Greenshields. More Pressure for France here.

Papua New Guinea 8-6

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PENALTY for PNG - strip.

Papua New Guinea 8-6

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Another good kick from Thompson forces a secons straight drop-out.

Papua New Guinea 8-6

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Ray Thomspon scraps one across the in-goal forcing Escare to submit to the tackle. First Papuan drop-out of the evening.

Papua New Guinea 8-6

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It took some time but Ben Cummins calls a forward pass against France.

Papua New Guinea 8-6

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Ran on the last with Thompson sending his winger down the line. He was brought down five out and France have to work it out.

Papua New Guinea 8-6

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TRY PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Scored by Josiah Abavu. Conversion attempt by David Mead unsuccessful.

Papua New Guinea spy an overlap on the left and get it to Abavu who dives over in the corner. David Mead from the left goes wide.

Papua New Guinea 8-6

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Good start for Paupa New Guinea! Charlie Wabo forcing an error.

France 6-4

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Both teams are back on the park in Hull! PNG kick us off and we're back underway!

France 6-4

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PNG attacking set comes to naught as the kick dribbles over the sideline. We'll head into HALFTIME at 6-4 to France.

France 6-4

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Manic bit of play there! It popped out from the PNG side allowing Fakir to counter attack before throwing a crazy ball that goes over the sideline.

France 6-4

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RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! It was a double movement by Fages. PENALTY PNG.

France 6-4

VIDEO REFEREE for the second time today.. checking double movement for a French TRY.

France 6-4

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First dropout forced in the match. Bartheau kicks through and makes the tackle to force the dropout.

France 6-4

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Menzsies Yere gets a pass that was caught in the wind and made a mess of it.

France 6-4

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Lovely defense from the Papuans! Four players swarm to send the French player over the sideline.

France 6-4

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PENALTY France.

France 6-4

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Charlie Wabo gets in at dummy-half and goes down the left to his winger who unfortunately steps out before the dramatic dive.

France 6-4

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FORWARD pass from France as they try the run-around.

France 6-4

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French offside from the scrum. Simply unforgivable.

France 6-4

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They waste the opportunity though with a slight error.

France 6-4

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SIX MORE for France as it's knocked down.

France 6-4

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Referee checked it on the video - Aiton or Costigan pinged for a HIGH tackle.

France 6-4

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PENALTY France - holding down.

France 6-4

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Charged down by Ray Thompson but he knocks it on trying to regather.

France 6-4

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Error from Papua in a good position. France to work it out.

France 6-4

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PENALTY PNG! They will head into the French half again.

France 6-4

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TRY PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Scored by Nene Macdonald. Conversion attempt by David Mead unsuccessful.

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! No touch from a Papua player and it is McDonald who pounces. Conversion is unsuccessful.

France 6-4

VIDEO REFEREE: PNG may have scored! Checking contact with the hands but it is looking like a TRY.

France 6-0

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Paul Aiton darts for the line! He's held up but gets the PENALTY. Offside.

France 6-0

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PENALTY for PNG! The crowd goes up here.

France 6-0

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The ball held up in the air and PNG almost swoop before the pass landed in the hands of a French player.

France 6-0

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PNG try to get it to their wingers but it is French #5 Clint Greenshields who intercepts and gets a PENALTY.

France 6-0

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Thomas Bosc goes himself after some charging runs and stretches out for the first TRY. Bosc converts his own try.

France 6-0

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First PENALTY to France - interfering in the ruck.

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PNG attack from the error and try to position Yere in the corner but he was forced out.

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The wind has caught the final tackle kick from France and it will be a play-the-ball in the French half for PNG.

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Both teams have broken from their huddle - France have lined up on halfway and will kick-off! Here we go!

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Welcome to Craven Park - the site of the opening contest of group B. Papua New Guinea taking on France, we have the anthems going on currently with both sides looking for an opening day win.

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Referees: Ben Cummins

Touch Judges: Clint Sharrad, James Child

Video Referee: Phil Bentham

PAPUA NEW GUINEA (8)
Tries: Nene Macdonald, Josiah Abavu
Field Goals:
Conversions: David Mead (0/2)
Penalty Goals: David Mead (0/1)

FRANCE (9)
Tries: Thomas Bosc
Field Goals: William Barthau (1/1)
Conversions: Thomas Bosc (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Thomas Bosc (1/1)



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