Rugby World Cup: France get off to a flying start against New Zealand in opening game

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France got off to a winning start at this year’s Rugby World Cup, as they beat New Zealand 27-13 in the opening game in Paris. Roared on by a capacity crowd at the Stade de France, Thomas Ramos kicked 17 points and Damian Penaud and Melvyn Jaminet scored a try each to get Les Bleues off the mark in their search for a first Rugby World Cup title. Ahead of kickoff, both teams were among the favourites to win the tournament. But it was the All Blacks who were first to break the deadlock when Mark Telea touched down after only 93 seconds. But as the game progressed, France fought hard to prove tha…

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