Australia 50-23 France: Stephen Moore injury cannot halt hosts

Australia (29) 50

  • Tries: Folau, Ashley-Cooper, Hooper, Toomua, Cummins, Beale, McCabe
  • Cons: Foley 6
  • Pen: Foley

France (9) 23

  • Tries: Parra, Penalty
  • Cons: Michalak 2
  • Pens: Michalak 2
  • Drop-goal : Michalak

Australia overcame the first-minute loss of captain Stephen Moore to a knee injury as they ran in seven tries against France in the first Test.

Tries from Israel Folau, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Michael Hooper and Matt Toomua helped them into a 29-9 half-time lead.

Nick Cummins, Kurtley Beale and Pat McCabe added further scores, France replying late on through Morgan Parra and a penalty try.

France's Test series in Australia

7 June: 1st Test, Brisbane: Australia 50-23 France

14 June: 2nd Test, Melbourne

21 June: 3rd Test, Sydney

"It's a great start for us, the boys scored some great tries," said Moore.

"Unfortunately I wasn't out there for much of it," added the 31-year-old hooker, but who now faces a scan to determine whether he can play again in the series.

The two next two Tests are being staged in Melbourne on 14 June and Sydney on 21 June.

Fly-half Bernard Foley converted six of the seven tries and also landed a penalty for Australia, who have not lost to France at home in 24 years.

The Wallabies had already secured a 50-9 lead when Parra finally crossed for the visitors.

Frederic Michalak, who kicked an early drop-goal and two penalties for France, converted that score and the penalty try.