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Kick-off local time : Sat, 22 June 2013 - 18h35
Kick-off : Sat, 22 June 2013 - 09h35
Venue : New Plymouth
Referee : Nigel Owens (Wales)
Match status : Result
  New Zealand France
Tries Ben Smith (37min) and Beauden Barrett (80min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Yoann Maestri (72min)
Red cards
Minute Commentary


The All Blacks have the scrum and use the short side. A little chip from from Ben Smith is picked up by the homeboy Beauden Barrett and he goes over for the TRY. Carter knocks the CONVERSION over and that is FULL-TIME. 24-9 to New Zealand final score. We are off to Brisbane for the biggest game of the weekend. The Wallabies host the Lions in what should be a cracker.


Line-out to the French on their own 10-metre line.


All Blacks line-out just short of their own 10-metre line.


YELLOW-CARD for Yoann Maestri. Carter has a shot from 49 metres off the angle and he knocks the PENALTY over. 17-9


Penalty to France. They defending well and they get the penalty for some jersey pulling.


The AB's are building up some steam but Ranger is taken into touch. Line-out to the French seven metres from their own line.


A slight forward pass from the AB's means a scrum to the French on their own 10-metre line.


The French are trying to have a crack. A kick through and the a knock on from the AB's. The AB's turn it over and kick it out just passed the French 10-metre line.


Penalty to the AB's. The French go offside. Carter has a shot from the touchline. He knocks it over and the AB's lead 14-9


Penaltyto the AB's. Some great defense from Conrad Smith and he forces the turnover. The French go offside and Carter misses the kick. 22-metre restart.


Tales can clear the french line but it doesn't go out Dagg counters but he runs into his own man. Scrum to the French just short of their own 10-metre line.


PENALTY to New Zealand. The French go offside in midfield. Carter kicks it over and the All Blacks lead 11-9.


High tackle from Sam Cane. PENALTY to the French. Close to the sticks. Doussain knocks it in off the post. 9-8 to the French.


A Dagg punt goes over the dead ball line. Scrum to the French just outside the AB's 22.


The All Blacks get the game going in the second-half. The French kick it out and the AB's are on the attack on the French 10-metre line.


A great little stab from Nonu but Ben Smith knocks it on over the line. Scrum to the French on their own five-metre line. HALF-TIME in New Plymouth. All Blacks lead 8-6.


Doussain has a shot at goal off the PENALTY. Quite a straight forward kick and it hits the post and goes in. 8-6 to New Zealand.


The All Blacks have a crack and shift the ball from side to side. Ben Smith gets it on the right wing and dives for the line and scores the TRY. Carter misses the conversion and it is 8-3 to the All Blacks.


Tales is having a crack at the All Blacks line. A little knock from Fofana and there is a penalty to the AB's at the scrum. Carter knocks it out just short of the French 22.


Penalty to the French and Doussain has a shot at goal but pushes it wide. 22-metre restart. 32


A little knock from the AB's on the ground. Scrum to the French on their own 10-metre line.


The AB's have all the ball but the French are up for this today. Line-out on the french 10-metre line.


A half break from Ben Smith. Phenomenal. penalty to the AB's. Carter lines it up from 37 metres on the angle. He hits the outside of the post and it is a 22-metre restart.


A great half-break from Tales and Nonu makes a great ankle-tap that breaks up the attack. Tales throws a forward pass. Off the scrum the French win a penalty. Doussain pulls it wide. Still 3-3


A couple of raking kicks from both sides. Dagg ends up knocking it into touch on his own 10-mketre line.


All Blacks close to the French line but it is pulled down by the French according to Nigel Owens. Dan Carter knocks the PENALTY over and it is 3-3.


Ben Smith can't do much wrong at Test level. The All Blacks defend well and turn it over and clear but they chase well and Smith tackles well. Scrum to the French on their own 10-metre line.


A few kicks being exchanged from both sides. Line-out to the French on their own 10-metre line.


The French are building up well but Florian Fritz drops into the pocket and kicks the DROP-GOAL. 3-0 to France.


It is a French scrum just inside their own 22.


All Blacks on the front foot inside the French 22.


The French are all over the ball but the little kick into the All black in-goal area is adjudged to be offside; Penalty to the All Blacks.


The anthems are done and we ready to go. The French get the game going.


Cool to freezing conditions in New Plymouth but I still feel like the All Blacks will be at least 20 points too good for the French


There are some clouds around and a small chance of rain. It is very fresh at the moment.


Welcome to New Plymouth, where France will look to end their three-Test tour of New Zealand with a win. The All Blacks are aiming for a whitewash.
New Zealand
15 Israel Dagg
14 Ben Smith
13 Conrad Smith
12 Ma'a Nonu
11 Charles Piutau
10 Lima Sopoaga
9 Aaron Smith
8 Kieran Read
7 Richie McCaw
6 Liam Messam
5 James Broadhurst
4 Brodie Retallick
3 Owen Franks
2 Dane Coles
1 Tony Woodcock

23 Malakai Fekitoa
22 Beauden Barrett
21 TJ Perenara
20 Victor Vito
19 Sam Whitelock
18 Ben Franks
17 Wyatt Crockett
16 Codie Taylor
15 Scott Spedding
14 Yoann Huget
13 Gael Fickou
12 Maxime Mermoz
11 Noa Nakaitaci
10 Jules Plisson
9 Sebastien Tillous-Borde
8 Loann Goujon
7 Bernard le Roux
6 Thierry Dusautoir
5 Yoann Maestri
4 Alexandre Flanquart
3 Nicolas Mas
2 Guilhem Guirado
1 Vincent Debaty

23 Mathieu Bastareaud
22 Remi Tales
21 Rory Kockott
20 Damien Chouly
19 Romain Taofifenua
18 Uini Atonio
17 Rabah Slimani
16 Benjamin Kayser