France were the opposite of England in the early 1990s.
Loaded with flair, invention and a plethora of genial ball-handlers, they could not have been further removed from the methodical, forward-dominated machine being built by Geoff Cooke.
At Twickenham in the five nations of 1991, they encapsulated those differences perfectly in this score from under their own sticks.
Simon Hodgkinson’s penalty attempt drifted wide and was fielded in the dead-ball area by Pierre Berbizier.
Like a meerkat sensing danger on the horizon, he peered upfield and in an instant it was as though he had summed up the situation and decided to escape.
Moments later, after the ball was worked wide by Serge Blanco and Jean Baptise Lafond, Philippe Sella was haring up the field and offloading to Didier Camberabero, whose collection of his own chip was pure world class.
His next lofted kick infield bounced with perfect geometry into the arms of the supporting Philippe Saint-Andre, who was in under the posts for the try voted the greatest Twickenham has ever seen.