France have ended 2022 with an unbeaten record finishing off Japan 35-17

France have ended 2022 with an unbeaten record finishing off Japan 35-17

By Alipate Narawa
Monday 21/11/2022
[Photo: Planet Rugby]

France have ended 2022 with an unbeaten record as they beat Japan 35-17 in Toulouse this morning, becoming only the third nation ever to finish a year without defeat.

This was Les Bleus’ 13th successive win as they condemned the Brave Blossoms to a fifth straight loss in an entertaining game despite the wet conditions.

France‘s tries came via Damian Penaud (2), Charles Ollivon and Anthony Jelonch while Thomas Ramos kicked 15 points in front of his home supporters.

Naoto Saito and Siosaia Fifita crossed for Japan in the second half, with Seung Sin Lee slotting seven points via the tee as the visitors fought until the end.

France led 21-3 at half-time.

France’s perfect 2022 stands them in excellent stead going into a Rugby World Cup year and they will rightly enter their home tournament as heavy favourites.


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