Australia vs. France: Score and Lessons Learned from Melbourne Test

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Australia vs. France: Score and Lessons Learned from Melbourne Test
Hamish Blair/Associated Press

Australia 6-0 France

What a difference a week makes. After steamrollering a shambolic French side last week, Australia squeaked home by just two penalties to none in Melbourne in the second Test.

In a game that had none of the pace, passion and adventure of the second Test between New Zealand and England, Bernard Foley and Nic White slotted a penalty apiece in the second half of a game that lacked quality in all aspects.

France, at least, came to play properly and restored some respect after their non-performance in Brisbane.

This will not be a game to account for many man hours by the video analysts, but let’s see what we can glean from a rather dull, odd affair.

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