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France
18
New Zealand
38
11 November 2017, 3:00pm
Stade de France
Capacity: NA
Referee: Angus Gardner
France
18
New Zealand
38
Key Moments
  • ConversionBeauden Barrett
    80'
  • FT
  • TRY!Waisake Naholo
    79'
  • Penalty GoalAnthony Belleau
    51'
  • Yellow CardSonny Bill Williams
    46'
  • PENALTY TRY!
    46'
  • Penalty GoalAnthony Belleau
    41'
  • ConversionBeauden Barrett
    40'
  • HT
  • TRY!Sam Cane
    38'
  • ConversionBeauden Barrett
    37'
  • TRY!Ryan Crotty
    35'
  • Yellow CardRabah Slimani
    33'
  • TRY!Teddy Thomas
    26'
  • ConversionBeauden Barrett
    23'
  • TRY!Waisake Naholo
    21'
  • Penalty GoalBeauden Barrett
    16'
  • ConversionBeauden Barrett
    9'
  • TRY!Dane Coles
    8'
  • KO
MATCH STATS
PLAYER STATS
  • 57%
    POSSESSION
    43%
  • 1
    TRIES
    5
  • 344
    METRES
    305
  • 26
    CARRIES
    42
  • 21
    DEFENDERS BEATEN
    11
  • 8
    CLEAN BREAKS
    15
  • 101
    PASSES
    118
  • 12
    OFFLOADS
    7
  • 15
    TURNOVERS CONCEDED
    9
  • 4
    TURNOVERS WON
    7
  • 83
    TACKLES
    123
  • 11
    MISSED TACKLES
    21
Full Match Stats
France T C P
1 Jefferson Poirot 0 0 0
2 Guilhem Guirado 0 0 0
3 Rabah Slimani 0 0 0
4 Sebastien Vahaamahina 0 0 0
5 Paul Gabrillagues 0 0 0
6 Judicael Cancoriet 0 0 0
7 Kevin Gourdon 0 0 0
8 Louis Picamoles 0 0 0
9 Antoine Dupont 0 0 0
10 Anthony Belleau 0 0 2
11 Yoann Huget 0 0 0
12 Geoffrey Doumayrou 0 0 0
13 Mathieu Bastareaud 0 0 0
14 Teddy Thomas 1 0 0
15 Nans Ducuing 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Clement Maynadier 0 0 0
17 Raphael Chaume 0 0 0
18 Daniel Kotze 0 0 0
19 Paul Jedrasiak 0 0 0
20 Anthony Jelonch 0 0 0
21 Baptiste Serin 0 0 0
22 Francois Trinh-Duc 0 0 0
23 Damian Penaud 0 0 0
New Zealand T C P
1 Kane Hames 0 0 0
2 Dane Coles 1 0 0
3 Nepo Laulala 0 0 0
4 Luke Romano 0 0 0
5 Sam Whitelock 0 0 0
6 Vaea Fifita 0 0 0
7 Sam Cane 1 0 0
8 Kieran Read 0 0 0
9 Aaron Smith 0 0 0
10 Beauden Barrett 0 5 1
11 Rieko Ioane 0 0 0
12 Sonny Bill Williams 0 0 0
13 Ryan Crotty 1 0 0
14 Waisake Naholo 2 0 0
15 Damian McKenzie 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Codie Taylor 0 0 0
17 Wyatt Crockett 0 0 0
18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi 0 0 0
19 Scott Barrett 0 0 0
20 Matt Todd 0 0 0
21 TJ Perenara 0 0 0
22 Lima Sopoaga 0 0 0
23 Anton Lienert-Brown 0 0 0
Full Player Stats
  • COMMENTARY
  • SOCIAL
  • Thanks for joining our commentary. Until next time, goodbye.
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  • New Zealand run out comfortable victors in the end, but France played their part in an entertaining game. Les Bleus dominated the second half after being pummelled in the first period. However, they did not have the clinical edge of their opponents, which allowed the All Blacks to secure the victory by 20 points at the Stade de France.
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  • FULL-TIME: FRANCE 18-38 NEW ZEALAND
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  • Barrett sends his kick through the posts to end the match.
    80''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! FRANCE 18-38 NEW ZEALAND (Barrett)
    80''
  • New Zealand spread the ball across the line and tiring French legs are unable to keep up with the speed, which allows Naholo to coast in for his second try of the game.
    80''
  • Try
    TRY! FRANCE 18-36 NEW ZEALAND (Naholo)
    80''
  • New Zealand are going for the kill score in the dying seconds as Ioane and Williams go for the line, but are held in check.
    80''
  • New Zealand have taken valuable time off the clock and should surely see this game out after pinning Les Bleus deep in their own half.
    78''
  • France opt for a scrum inside the five-metre line, but Maynadier is penalised for bringing down the scrum and New Zealand can clear their lines.
    76''
  • Les Bleus probe, but the All Blacks are staunch in their defence. They're not too worried about giving away penalties at this stage.
    75''
  • France continue to win penalties as quick offloads force the mistake from the All Blacks. Hands in the ruck from Whitelock will allow Belleau to send the ball into touch for another aggressive lineout.
    74''
  • Serin replaces Dupont for the home side.
    73''
  • Maynadier fumbles the ball in an advanced position and alleviates the pressure on the All Blacks' defence. From the resulting scrum, France lose their discipline and Barrett clears from the free-kick.
    72''
  • Belleau kicks deep into the New Zealand 22 after France win a penalty at the scrum. They have to up the ante here to set up a tense finale.
    71''
  • Maynadier replaces Guirado for the final 10 minutes of action.
    69''
  • It's all kicking off on the sldeline after Bastareaud comes in late on Sopoaga. The referee calms proceedings by speaking to both captains.
    68''
  • Jelonch replace Picamoles for the home side, while Chaume comes on for relief again for Poirot - this time for good. New Zealand replace McKenzie with Sopoaga.
    67''
  • Tu'ungafasi loses his discipline and gives away a penalty after Vahaamahina had committed an earlier infraction for the home side. The referee reverses his initial decision to allow the home side to boot the ball downfield.
    65''
  • Huget tries to paid past Naholo down the left flank, but the New Zealand winger holds firm and McKenzie mops up the danger from his offload.
    64''
  • Jedrasiak and Kotze arrive on the field for the home side. Doumayrou also makes way for Penaud.
    62''
  • Tu'ungafasi replaces Laulala for the visitors.
    61''
  • France spread the ball to the left flank and Bastareaud ploughs forward. However, he gets isolated from his team-mates and is penalised for not releasing. New Zealand can breathe again.
    60''
  • Dupont twists and turns to almost breach the New Zealand line, but he just gets tackled before he can break into full stride two metres out.
    60''
  • France's pressure yields a scrum at the five-metre line. Can the All Blacks hold out here?
    59''
  • France steal the lineout and Slimani goes for the line, but the All Blacks gets enough men behind the ball to stop the flanker touching down. It's all hands on deck for New Zealand at the moment.
    57''
  • NO TRY! France move down the right flank with quick ball after spreading their play across the field. Thomas collects in space and drives down the line to touch down, but he winger has a foot in touch as he places it down. It will be a lineout at the five-metre line for the visitors.
    56''
  • France win a penalty at the breakdown and Whitelocks races forward to attempt to tackle Belleau as he tries to kick downfield. The New Zealand lock is warned by the referee.
    55''
  • Ioane races in to close down Ducuing as he clears downfield and catches the France full-back. There are cries from the crowd for action from the referee, but does not signal for a penalty.
    53''
  • France are back in the contest now as Belleau sends his kick through the posts from close range.
    52''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOOD! FRANCE 18-31 NEW ZEALAND (Belleau)
    52''
  • New Zealand's discipline is deserting them at the moment. They give away a cheap penalty at a scrum. Belleau will go for the posts from inside the 22.
    50''
  • Todd and Crockett replace Hames and Read for the visitors.
    48''
  • The referee deems that Huget would have been able to catch the ball if not for Williams' actions. He awards a penalty try to the home side. With the All Blacks down to 10 men - the next 10 minutes are crucial for France.
    47''
  • Dupont takes the handoff and bursts into the New Zealand 22. He weaves his way past the challenge of McKenzie, but just gets held up enough by the full-back. Dupont offloads to Belleau, only for the fly-half to be stopped on the line by backtracking defenders. France continue to surge for the line, but the All Blacks hold firm.
    46''
  • Try
    PENALTY TRY! FRANCE 15-31 NEW ZEALAND
    46''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD! Williams goes into the sin bin for knocking the ball away from Huget.
    46''
  • Belleau goes for the cross-field kick for Huget, but Williams palms the ball away from the winger. That could be costly as he made no attempt to catch the ball.
    46''
  • France's intensity has improved in the second half and they're making serious strides into their territory.
    45''
  • Belleau notches his first points in international rugby as he kicks his effort through the posts.
    43''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOOD! FRANCE 8-31 NEW ZEALAND (Belleau)
    43''
  • Ducuing makes a break into the New Zealand 22 and he offloads into the path of Thomas. The winger tries to thread the ball through with a grubber kick, but there's no one on the same wavelength. France still get a penalty for offside against the All Blacks.
    42''
  • France get the game back underway.
    41''
  • New Zealand are dominating this contest at the break, holding a 26-point lead over France. Tries from Dane Coles, Waisake Naholo, Ryan Crotty and Sam Cane have poured on the agony for Les Bleus. The home side have crossed the line once themselves as Teddy Thomas scored, but it looks to be merely a consolation effort.
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  • HALF-TIME: FRANCE 5-31 NEW ZEALAND
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  • The referee ends the first half.
    40''
  • Barrett converts his kick from a tight angle on the left flank to keep the scoring rate up.
    40''
  • CONVERSION! FRANCE 5-31 NEW ZEALAND (Barrett)
    40''
  • New Zealand up the ante before the break to pour on the agony. McKenzie and Ioane combine down the left flank, with the latter surging down the wing. The full-back keeps up with his team-mate to collect the offload and he then feeds Cane to complete the try.
    39''
  • Try
    TRY! FRANCE 5-29 NEW ZEALAND (Cane)
    39''
  • Barrett sends his kick through the posts and the All Blacks are in complete control here.
    38''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! FRANCE 5-24 NEW ZEALAND (Barrett)
    38''
  • Williams slides the ball through the France defence with a grubber kick and Crotty speeds past the line to touch the ball down in the slide. Too easy for the visitors.
    37''
  • Try
    TRY! FRANCE 5-22 NEW ZEALAND (Crotty)
    37''
  • New Zealand opt for the lineout to build pressure from the penalty.
    36''
  • Chaume replaces Poirot for the home side.
    35''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD! Slimani heads into the sin bin for collapsing the scrum. Les Bleus' task gets even tougher now.
    35''
  • France get the opportunity to clear their lines from a scrum as the New Zealand winger knocked the ball on before he went out of play.
    34''
  • New Zealand are capable of upping the ante at any moment and simple passes down the right almost opens up room for Naholo, but he is ushered out of play before he surge down the line.
    33''
  • The referee gives a final warning to the France front row at the scrum. There could be a yellow card in one of their futures.
    31''
  • Romano makes way for Scott Barrett for the visitors.
    31''
  • Dupont flashes a moment of brilliance as he gathers an up and under from Barrett and turns out of two tackles, but he just cannot get the offload to Bastareaud.
    31''
  • France needed that try as the All Blacks were just starting to pull away from them. There's still a long way back for Les Bleus.
    30''
  • MISS! Belleau lines up his first international kick, but displays nerves, firing his effort wide of the right-hand post.
    28''
  • Thomas responds for the home side as quick hands shifts the ball from left to right in an instant. The All Blacks cannot shift their men over in time, with Ducuing laying off the key pass to allow the winger to leap over the line for the score.
    27''
  • Try
    TRY! FRANCE 5-17 NEW ZEALAND (Thomas)
    27''
  • Dupount and Guirado combine at the lineout inside New Zealand territory. The All Blacks stifle the initial attack, but the home side keep it alive through the backs.
    26''
  • France need a response here otherwise this match could get out of hand quickly.
    25''
  • Barrett has an awkward kick from the right flank, but he has no problem sending his effort through the posts.
    23''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! FRANCE 0-17 NEW ZEALAND (Barrett)
    23''
  • New Zealand notch their second try of the game as Williams surges through the middle. He does not get over the line, but he draws in defenders from the flank. Barrett and Smith combine to find Naholo in space and he is able to walk over in the corner for the score.
    23''
  • Try
    TRY! FRANCE 0-15 NEW ZEALAND (Naholo)
    23''
  • The referee is having a tough time getting both sets of forwards to comply at the scrum. It's still on the five-metre line.
    22''
  • France make the steal from Read's pass across the line after the scrum, but the referee pulls them back for another scrum.
    20''
  • NO TRY! Dupont gathered the ball and took it over his own tryline. It will be a five-metre scrum to the All Blacks.
    19''
  • Barrett sends the ball forward and he takes an awkward bounce for Dupount. New Zealand win the turnover by flooding men over the ball and Fifita and Read are claiming the try. The referee goes for the replay to check whether the All Blacks grounded the ball.
    18''
  • Barrett sends the kick through the posts with ease, handing New Zealand a 10-point lead.
    16''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOOD! FRANCE 0-10 NEW ZEALAND (Barrett)
    16''
  • France's discipline leaves them for a second and the All Blacks are awarded a penalty. Barrett will go for the kick.
    15''
  • Coles goes on the surge, running at an angle towards the line, but he gets stopped before he can notch the score. Last-ditch defending from Les Bleus.
    15''
  • Crotty and Williams open up space in the France defence and the All Blacks keep the pressure on.
    14''
  • Barrett sends his side into France territory following an offside penalty. New Zealand have another promising platform to attack inside the 22.
    14''
  • Dupount squeezes through a gap to ease the pressure on his side, but New Zealand are able to flood men back to stop the counter.
    13''
  • McKenzie surges through the France defence and he offloads to Smith in acres of space, but a last-ditch tackle from Thomas stops their progress just in time.
    12''
  • Ducuing makes a promising break through the middle of the New Zealand, but he gets tackles by Crotty before he gets clear of the line. Les Bleus cannot sustain their momentum and are forced back.
    11''
  • Barrett sends the conversion through the posts and New Zealand establish an early lead in Paris.
    10''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! FRANCE 0-7 NEW ZEALAND (Barrett)
    10''
  • Quick hands on the tryline opens up space for Coles and he raids through a massive gap in the line to touch down. The pressure told eventually on the France defence.
    9''
  • Try
    TRY! FRANCE 0-5 NEW ZEALAND (Coles)
    9''
  • Smith gathers from the scrum and attacks the line, but a wall of blue shirts hold him and the All Blacks in check for now.
    9''
  • It will be a five-metre scrum for the All Blacks, with Smith to feed.
    8''
  • Smith feeds Williams for another run at the wall of blue and he gets through the first challenge, but gets held up as he goes for the score.
    7''
  • Williams cuts through the French defensive line and makes a surge into the 22. McKenzie takes over and charges for the line, but Les Bleus get enough men back to stop the threat.
    7''
  • France are aggressive at the breakdown, with Gabrillagues trying to throw his weight into the challenge, but the visitors hold off their attempt and regain possession.
    6''
  • The visitors turn the ball over at the lineout and Picamoles is caught offside. Barrett will get the opportunity to send the ball back into the France half.
    5''
  • The home side put the pressure on and Picamoles drives the scrum forward enough to win a penalty. Belleau sends the ball deep into the All Blacks' territory.
    4''
  • The first scrum of the match takes place at midfield. A good chance for the France forwards to test their mettle.
    3''
  • New Zealand are penalised at the first ruck of the game, allowing Les Bleus to clear the lines from their 22.
    1''
  • Barrett gets the game underway.
    1''
  • Don't forget the Haka. France take a stand at the half-way line as the New Zealand fire themselves up before kick-off.
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  • The pre-match rituals are over, so we should be underway shortly.
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  • STAT ATTACK! The All Blacks have won their last 10 games against Les Bleus, with their last defeat to the French coming in June 2009.
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  • STAT ATTACK! France have a 21% win rate against New Zealand, the best rate of anyone except South Africa (37%) and Australia (26%).
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  • Barrett was one of the few senior players to play for the All Blacks in their win over the Barbarians last time out. However, Kieran Read, Sam Whitelock, Sonny Bill Williams, Aaron Smith and Dane Coles are all recalled to the line-up this evening.
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  • Geoffrey Doumayrou, Anthony Belleau, Judicael Cancoriet, and Paul Gabrillagues all make their debuts for Les Bleus tonight. There will be a great deal of pressure on all four players, none more so than Bellau, who will be going toe-to-toe with Beauden Barrett.
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  • New Zealand replacements: Codie Taylor, Wyatt Crockett, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Scott Barrett, Matt Todd, TJ Perenara, Lima Sopoaga, Anton Lienert-Brown.
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  • NEW ZEALAND: Damian McKenzie, Waisake Naholo, Ryan Crotty, Sonny Bill Williams, Rieko Ioane, Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith; Kane Hames, Dane Coles, Nepo Laulala, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock, Vaea Fifita, Sam Cane, Kieran Read.
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  • France replacements: Clement Maynadier, Raphael Chaume, Daniel Kotze, Paul Jedrasiak, Anthony Jelonch, Baptiste Serin, Francois Trinh-Duc, Damian Penaud.
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  • FRANCE: Nans Ducuing, Teddy Thomas, Geoffrey Doumayrou, Mathieu Bastareaud, Yoann Huget, Anthony Belleau, Antoine Dupont; Jefferson Poirot, Guilhem Guirado, Rabah Slimani, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Paul Gabrillagues, Judicael Cancoriet, Kevin Gourdon, Louis Picamoles.
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  • We'll now confirm both line-ups this evening.
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  • The All Blacks secured their fifth Rugby Championship crown over the summer, overcoming Australia, South Africa and Argentina. However, in their last clash against the Wallabies in October they suffered a surprise 23-18 defeat at SunCorp Stadium. New Zealand bounced back with a win over the Barbarians last time out, but will be aiming to fire on all cylinders this evening.
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  • France are aiming to bounce back from their disappointing summer tour of South Africa where they lost all three matches by a comfortable margin. Les Bleus have a major challenge out of the gate against the best side in world rugby at the moment.
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  • Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Autumn International clash between France and New Zealand at the Stade de France.
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