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Fiji claim historic win at Stade de France

Fiji beat France 21-14 on Saturday to claim a historic first victory over the French in more than 60 years less than a year before the World Cup.

Semi Radradra opened the scoring in the 19th minute but France hooker Guilhem Guirado levelled the scores.

Winger Josua Tuisova handed the visitors the lead once more but Guirado added a second try before the interval.

Baptiste Serin’s conversion gave France a 14-12 lead at the break, but three Ben Volavola penalties handed Fiji victory.

Fiji began the autumn with a 54-17 defeat by Scotland at Murrayfield, before cruising past Uruguay 68-7 in Hartpury last weekend.

But their first ever victory over France, at the ninth attempt, will give John McKee’s side lots of confidence before their World Cup campaign next year.

Wales and Australia will be among their opponents in Pool D.

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