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Kick-off local time : Sat, 09 November 2013 - 21h00
Kick-off : Sat, 09 November 2013 - 22h00
Venue : Paris
Referee : Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Match status : Result
  France New Zealand
Tries Charles Piutau (47min) and Kieran Read (65min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
Minute Commentary


Debaty drops his bind and the All Blacks boot it into touch to seal a tough victory. France fought hard to the end, but just could not find the final try.


The game is on the line at the death here. It is a big shove from France but it is slow ball now. They are driven back but the All Blacks infringed at the scrum so they will have another just short of the tryline.


Fofana breaks a tackle and is brought down just short. The forwards are there and it is not coming out so France will have an attacking scrum.


Crockett is blown up again for coming in from the side so Dulin kicks it into the corner as France go for the try that will level the scores. They maul it but the All Blacks drive them back.


The teams exchange kicks and Read loses it forward so France have a scrum outside their 22. Crockett goes down and Dulin puts it into touch 30 metres out.


Ben Smith wins the restart back and they sling it wide but Cruden is smashed in the tackle and France get it back. The All Blacks steal it back and hammer away just outside the 22.


France storm into the 22 as they look for a response with Huget coming close. Medard has a go and they are right there now. The forwards drive at the line before it is sent wide and Dulin eventually dives over for the TRY. Parra adds the CONVERSION to make it 26-19.


The All Blacks send it wide and a great offload out the back of the hand from Piutau sees Read storm over for the TRY. Cruden adds the CONVERSION and the All Blacks lead 26-12.


Both teams have made a few changes for the final stages. It goes to Ben Smith and McCaw is there in support. Dagg is brought down by Dulin and it is turned over. France send it out to Huget before Parra kicks from the base.Dulin has a run and is brought down on halfway but Szarzewski enters the ruck from the side so Cruden kicks it into the corner.


The All Blacks steal the line-out and Cruden bangs it into touch. They win the line-out this time and it goes to Fofana before Huget is forced into touch. Smith hoists it and Huget claims it. It goes wide and Fofana makes good ground before the forwards take it over halfway but it is lost forward by Dulin so the All Blacks have a scrum on halfway.


Dulin makes the mark and fires it into touch on halfway. The All Black forwards drive it on but Faumuina holds on too long so Dulin can set up a line-out on the 22.


Cruden feeds Nonu and the forwards drive it on. There is no advantage after France infringed at the scrum so Cruden, who is on for Carter, has a shot at goal but pushes it wide.


Woodcock collapses the scrum so France can clear. Parra kicks over the top after the line-out and Dagg runs it back before Carter hoists. Lauret takes it up but loses it forward so the All Blacks have a scrum just short of the 22.


Nonu stabs a grubber through and Piutau dives for it again but it goes into touch so France have a line-out right back on their tryline. The All Blacks claim it. It is lost forward in the tackle by France so the All Blacks have an attacking scrum.


Carter hoists it and Chuly takes it but he is smashed in the tackle and McCaw claims the loose ball. Retallick takes it up to the 22 but it is losrt forward and Fofana spins it out to Dulin. Mealamu wins it back and Messam storms over the 22.


The All Blacks send it wide and Ben Smith pokes a grubber through. Piutau toes it ahead and dives on it to go over for the TRY. Carter adds the CONVERSION and the All Blacks lead 19-12.


Dusautoir holds on too long on the ground so Carter will have a shot at goal from wide out on the right. The PENALTY is over to level it up at 12-12.


Tales starts the second half and Smith kicks long. Fofana does well to link up with Lauret but they lose it forward and the All Blacks can clear. Messam was in front of the kicker so Parra has another shot at goal and slots the PENALTY to give France a 12-9 lead.


France go to the blindside as they have one last crack before Tales puts it into touch to bring an end to the first half. All square at half-time, join us in ten minutes for the second half.


Carter kicks for the corner and it is returned by Dulin. The teams exchange kicks until Dulin eventually finds touch. Retallick loses the line-out so France have another chance but it is slow ball. Tales puts it high but Dagg marks easily and clears to touch.


Chuly breaks the line and finds Fofana as France approach the 22 again. Pape takes it up and they drive on. Dulin spins out of a tackle and the All Blacks are offside again. They swing it wide and Parra loses it forward so they will come back after Mealamu strayed offside. Parra has another shot but pushes it wide this time.


Medard finds touch and the All Blacks have a line-out 30 metres out. Smith looks for Nonu but he loses it in the tackle and Tales is able to kick deep. Dagg hoists and France claim it near halfway. Tales kicks again and Dagg puts it into touch this time.


The All Blacks drive it out of their 22 and Smith's kick is charged by Parra who wins it back. They go wide to Fofana and the forwards arrive in support. Tales flicks a pass out the back of his hand and Dulin is driven back in the tackle but they retain it. They are right there now as the All Blacks continue to tackle. It goes out to Dulin and he is brought down just short but the All Blacks were offside so Parra knocks over another PENALTY to level it up at 9-9.


Parra clears from the base and the All Blacks send it wide in response. Lauret doea not release in the tackle so Carter has another shot at goal and thr PENALTY is over to make it 9-6.


The All Blacks are blown up for walking around at the scrum and Parra steps up to knock over another PENALTY to level it up once more at 6-6.


France take it wide with Fritz taking it up with support from Dusautoir. They send it wide but Fofana loses it forward so the All Blacks have a scrum on halfway.


It goes down again and France are penalised this time with Forestier going down. Carter kicks the PENALTY to make it 6-3.


The All Blacks maul it and Smith hoists. Dulin The All Blacks come back and Nonu fires it out to Dagg who finds Jane. He kicks ahead but Parra is there in the 22 and is forced to dot down in-goal so the All Blacks have an attacking scrum.


The All Blacks maul it and Smith hoists. Dulin loses it forward so the All Blacks have a scrum near halfway. Carter wraps around Nonu and finds Dagg who is taken down. France turn it over and Dusautoir charges out of the 22 before Tales clears.


Tales puts it into touch and the All Blacks will attack from the line-out just outside the 22, Carter is sacked by Dusautoir but they retain it as Retallick goes over the 22. Nonu puts a kick through but France had entered the ruck from the side so Carter slots a PENALTY to level it up at 3-3.


France win it back and Duautoir takes it up. Tales crashes it up towards the 22 and Fritz has a go at the drop-goal but it is charged. The All Blacks were offside so Parra has another chance to kick at goal from 30 metres out and the PENALTY is over to make it 3-0.


Franks is blown up for standing up so France can clear it. Parra kicks deep from the line-out and the4 All Blacks run it back with Nonu going over halfway. Dagg loses it forward and Fofana breaks away but he is hauled down. The forwards arrive in support and Retallick is penalised for a late charge so Parra has a kick at goal from halfway but pushes it wide.


Carter slips it to Nonu who bursts through a gap and it is sent out to Jane who goes over in the corner but the TMO rules that he lost it forward as he tried to ground it so France have a scrum in the corner.


Carter kicks the game off and it is thumped into touch by Tales. Read wins the line-out and Nonu takes it up to the 22. The forwards drive on and it is not coming out so the All Blacks have the first scrum.


It is chilly but dry in Paris. Players observing a moment's silence in remembrance of Armistice Day before the anthems and the Haka.


Coach Steve Hansen has named the most experienced team in All Black history for this match, whilst France coach Philipe Saint Andre has taken a bit of a gamble by picking inexperienced flyhalf Remi Tales.


France have had a tough time of it this year, so they will have to raise their game considerably if they are to get the better of the All Blacks who have been in dominant form.


Welcome to live coverage of the clash between France and the All Blacks in Paris. New Zealand have only lost one game since beating France in the 2011 World Cup Final and have their eye on an unbeaten year.
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
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