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Autumn Internationals – France, New Zealand


Match Report

France 18-38 New Zealand

The New Zealand All Blacks defeated France 38-18 in Paris on November 11, 2017 with 78,561 in attendance as New Zealand became the first team in international rugby history to cross for 2,000 Test tries with their 38-18 victory. France named four debutants to their side that produced a spirited second-half display. New Zealand hooker Dane Coles burst clear to touch down after only 10 minutes, with a further New Zealand score from Kieran Read ruled out on review by the match official. The All Blacks soon increased their lead to 15-0 when Beauden Barrett released Waisake Naholo before Teddy Thomas got France some points on the board. The visitors remained on the offensive with further tries from Ryan Crotty and Sam Cane making it 31-5 at half-time. France were awarded a penalty try following an intentional knock down from Sonny Bill Williams, who was sin-binned. Anthony Belleau's conversion closed the gap to 31-18. Thomas was denied a second try on 56 minutes and Highlanders wing Naholo then touched down a late score to complete New Zealand's victory at Stade de France. New Zealand showed off the qualities that characterize their status as No 1 rugby team in the world. The clash provided fans with a wonderfully-entertaining, five-try victory over France in Paris. In the first-half France’s mistakes were capitalized by the All Blacks. Beauden Barrett, who kicked 6 from 6, orchestrated proceedings at fly-half. Rieko Ioane and full-back Damien McKenzie cut holes in a French team featuring 6 debutants and a rookie half-back pairing. France regained their dignity in the second half, led by scrum-half Antoine Dupont, who on his first start matched Barrett as the best players of the game. Central to France's comeback was a stunning transformation at the scrum. In the first half, New Zealand had been the dominant side, winning 3 penalties in a row and forcing the sin-binning of Rabah Slimani. However, New Zealand were able to keep France at bay for the final 30 minutes of the game with Sam Whitelock and Sam Cane at the core of the defensive resistance. With a couple of minutes to go in front of their own posts, New Zealand shoved the French scrum back before Waisake Naholo rounded off the scoring with his second try. Within 22 minutes, New Zealand were 17-0 up. Hooker Dane Coles, withdrawn injured on 23 minutes, after he picked a perfect line off Barrett’s shoulder before the fly-half fired a long miss-pass to wing Naholo to score in the corner. France wing Teddy Thomas finished an excellent back-line move featuring full-back Nans Ducuing and center Geoffrey Doumayrou. Then New Zealand immediately capitalized upon Slimani’s yellow card. Barrett fed Sonny Bill Williams who kicked to center partner Ryan Crotty for the All Blacks’ historic 2000th try in international rugby. Ioane stormed down the left wing, found McKenzie who gave the scoring pass to Cane. France faced a 31-5 half-time deficit. Within 9 minutes, they got back 13 points. Belleau kicked 2 penalties. Referee Angus Gardner decided to sin-bin Williams and award a penalty try. Naholo applied the finishing touch.

Squads

France
N Ducuing (F Trinh-Duc, 75); T Thomas, M Bastareaud, G Doumayrou (D Penaud, 63), Y Huget; A Belleau, A Dupont (B Serin 73); J Poirot (R Chaume 34-41, 67), G Guirado (C Maynadier, 70), R Slimani (D Kotze 61), S Vahaamahina, P Gabrillagues (P Jedrasiak, 62), J Cancoriet, K Gourdon, L Picamoles (A Jelonch, 67) Sin-bin Slimani, 34-44

New Zealand
D McKenzie (L Sopoaga, 66); W Naholo, R Crotty (A Lienert-Brown, 64), SB Williams, R Ioane; B Barrett, A Smith (TJ Perenara 69); K Hames (W Crockett, 48), D Coles (C Taylor 23), N Laulala (O Tu’ungafasi 60), L Romano (S Barrett, 30-37,65), S Whitelock, V Fifita, S Cane, K Read (M Todd, 48) Sin-bin Williams, 46-56

Scoring sequence 0-5, Coles try; 0-7, Barrett con; 0-10, Barrett pen; 0-15, Naholo; 0-17, Barrett con; 5-17, Thomas try; 5-22, Crotty try; 5-24, Barrett con; 5-29, Cane try; 5-31, Barrett con; 8-31, Belleau pen; 15-31, penalty try; 18-31, Belleau pen; 18-36, Naholo try; 18-38, Barrett con.

Match Report

New Zealand 28-23 France
New Zealand beat France XV 28-23 in Lyon on November 14, 2017. The famous All Blacks and France battled before a sold-out Groupama Stadium audience of 60,000 only three days after they faced each other in Paris. New Zealand will also play Scotland and Wales as part of their Northern Hemisphere tour. The All Blacks proposed the additional mid-week fixture as part of their European tour, with Tuesday's non-Test match being streamed on All Blacks TV. Fans were excited by a number of new faces for the All Blacks. New Zealand had to work hard for their 28-23 victory against France XV in Lyon. The All Blacks, who will also play Scotland at Murrayfield on Sunday, and then Wales as the finale to their Northern Hemisphere tour, had beaten France 38-18 in their Test match in Paris on Saturday. Jack Goodhue set up Liam Squire on the wing and New Zealand went over for the opening try after 10 minutes. Gabriel Lacroix, one of six uncapped players on the French team, brought the home side back into the match. Next, Matt Duffie touched down in the corner to score a try on his All Blacks debut. Lacroix made the most of an interception to score on 27 minutes, with a converted penalty from Francois Trinh-Duc putting Les Bleus 15-14 ahead at the break. The All Blacks got going after the restart with tries from lock Patrick Tuipulotu and center Ngani Laumape restoring their lead at 28-15. New Zealand’s Goodhue was sent to the sin-bin following an off-the-ball tackle during the closing 10 minutes, as Henry Chavancy went over following a great run from flanker Sekou Macalou. Jules Plisson failed to land the conversion as the visitors won the match.

Autumn Internationals 2017 Results

Saturday 4th November 2017
Japan 30 Australia 63
Barbarians 22 New Zealand 31
Saturday 11th November 2017
Italy 19 Fiji 10
Scotland 44 Samoa 38
England 21 Argentina 8
Wales 21 Australia 29
Ireland 38 South Africa 3
France 18 New Zealand 38

Tuesday 14th November 2017
France 28 New Zealand 23

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Saturday 18th November 2017
Italy v Argentina, Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
Wales v Georgia, Principality Stadium, Cardiff
England v Australia, Twickenham, London
Scotland v New Zealand, Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Ireland v Fiji, Aviva Stadium, Dublin
France v South Africa, Stade de France, Paris

Saturday 25th November 2017
Italy v South Africa, Stadio Euganeo, Padova
Scotland v Australia, Murrayfield, Edinburgh
England v Samoa, Twickenham, London
Wales v New Zealand, Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Ireland v Argentina, Aviva Stadium, Dublin
France v Japan, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille

Saturday 2nd December 2017
Wales v South Africa, Principality Stadium, Cardiff

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