9 Jun 2014

Wallabies scorch France in Brisbane

4:19 pm on 9 June 2014

The Wallabies have opened their 2014 rugby campaign in sizzling style by thrashing an overwhelmed France 50-23 in Brisbane.

Australia were ruthless in an attacking masterclass to pick up where they left off at the end of last year's European tour.

The seven-try blitz was their highest score over Les Blues on Australian soil and their fifth straight Test win - equalling their best streak in nine years - much to the delight of a 33,718-strong Suncorp Stadium crowd.

The only worry was the early loss of new skipper Stephen Moore whose season was ended by rupturing the anterior cruciate and medial ligaments in his left knee, just five minutes into the match.