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Canberra, Australia - November 03 : Rugby League World Cup - Australia v France  GIO Stadium

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Sharks backrower Wade Graham has scored four tries for the Kangaroos, equaling the World Cup record, in a standout performance in Australia's 52-6 win over France in their second game of the Rugby League World Cup. 

Added to a try from Josh Dugan and the last score of the match to Valentine Holmes and it was a total of six tries from the three Sharks players involved in the match. 

Graham scored thee tries in his first 30-minute stint and another when he returned in the second half, dominating the opposition on the Australian left hand side of the field. 

It was a match in which the French were willing however the class of the Kangaroos eventually shone through. 

The three Graham tries, along with a spectacular effort from Dugan saw the Australians go to half time ahead 20-6, then after the break the French resistance was broken, with the Australians too big and strong, six more tries seeing the scoreline blow out. 

Graham returned to the field in the 55th minute after being subbed off late in the first half before completing the match, while Dugan was impressive in an 80-minute performance at left centre in what might be a pointer to the combination Sharks fans will be keen to see in action in 2018.

Holmes replaced Billy Slater and played the last 10 minutes of the contest, first at fullback then on the right wing where he touched down for the final try of the game.  

Australia's final pool match of the 2018 RLWC will be in Sydney next week against Lebanon. 

Australia 52
Wade Graham 4, Cameron Munster 2, Josh Dugan, Tyson Frizell, Billy Slater, Valentine Holmes tries, Cameron Smith 6 goals
France 6


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