A world record crowd attended France Women’s clash with England in Grenoble in their crucial Women’s Six Nations encounter.
Les Bleues struck late through Jessy Trémoulière to claim an 18-17 success, with 17,440 spectators in attendance.
That was a new world record for a women’s Test, breaking the previous best of 17,115 that watched the 2017 World Cup final, and they were treated to a thrilling encounter.
England had taken an early lead with a fine try from Abby Dow, but France hit back with two tries from Trémoulière and then Caroline Drouin to lead 10-7 at the break.
England hit back again after half-time, Amy Cokayne crossing and after Katy Daley-McLean and Trémoulière exchanged penalties, the visitors led 17-13 heading into the final stages.
But with just two minutes to go it was Trémoulière who powered her way through and over, with the crowd erupting with joy at the French win.
France now lead the Women’s Six Nations by three points heading into the final round, and could clinch the Grand Slam with a win away to Wales next week.
If they slip up, England could still take the crown at home to Ireland.