France vs England: Sarah Hunter scores twice as Red Roses win in France for first time in seven years

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Captain Sarah Hunter scored twice as England Women’s rugby defeat France Women’s rugby away from home for the first time in seven years.

In front of a vocal crowd at the Stade Marcel Michelin in Clermont-Ferrand, England secured a famous victory, quelling the crowd with an impressive performance from a powerful forward pack.

France opened the scoring as Jessy Tremouliere slotted a penalty between the posts after a Katy Daly-McLean high tackle. 

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But Emily Scarratt swiftly replied in kind, with the newly crowned World Rugby Women’s Player of the Year levelling the scores with a fine strike from the tee.

England’s forwards then began to assert themselves, with a succession of mauls putting the pressure on the French eight. 

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