England’s Emily Scarratt holds nerve to beat France with late penalty

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  • England 25-23 France
  • Hosts come from 15-5 and 23-22 down to win

The England centre Emily Scarratt scored a penalty in the closing moments as the world’s top-ranked women’s team battled to a 25-23 victory over France at Twickenham in the second of their two November internationals.

The Red Roses came into the game having won 10 of their last 11 meetings with France, including last weekend’s 33-10 win in Grenoble, but began slowly as the visitors scored tries through Émeline Gros and Cyrielle Banet to lead 15-5 at the break.

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England’s Emily Scarratt holds nerve to beat France with late penalty

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