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Result: France snatch late victory against Scotland in final World Cup warm-up game

Winger Noa Nakaitaci's late try secures France a dramatic 19-16 victory over Scotland, who spurned the chance to level the scores with a final-play penalty.

Winger Noa Nakaitaci's late try secured France a dramatic 19-16 victory over Scotland, as both teams showed they have plenty to work on with the World Cup only two weeks away.

Scotland could have walked away with a draw, but spurned the chance to kick a stoppage time penalty, only for Alasdair Strokosch to drop the ball in the following attack.

In an absorbing contest, France thought they had scored a first-half try, only for Wesley Fofana's effort to be disallowed for a forward pass in the build-up.

This allowed the Scots to go in at the break 9-6 up, as Greig Laidlaw kicked three penalties to Frederic Michalak's two.

Michalak levelled the scores three minutes into the second half, and full-back Scott Spedding nudged the French ahead with a penalty from inside his own half.

However the visitors looked to be heading for an upset in Paris when Tommy Seymour hacked on Laidlaw's chip to touch down, before number 8 David Denton was sent to the sin bin, creating the space for Nakaitaci to crash over and snatch the win for France.

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