Event Details


All Blacks v France

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

7:35 PM


French must play like their lives depend on it - Benazzi

French loose forward legend Abdelatif Benazzi has warned his French compatriots that they must play as though their lives depend on it against the All Blacks later this month, or risk annihilation.
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Conrad yet to give his leg a "proper test"

Whether or not the All Blacks will have Conrad Smith's steadying midfield influence for Saturday's second Iveco Series Test with France depends on how his left hamstring holds up in training over the next couple of days.
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All Blacks team to face France named.

Smith and Kaino return to starting XV with Mealamu and Latimer
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French backs told to lift

French assistant coach Emile Ntamack has given his backs only a pass mark for their winning performance against the All Blacks in Dunedin.
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Super rugby still of value

Rugby's world hadn't swung on its axis just because France beat the All Blacks in the first Test in Dunedin at the weekend.
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Iveco Series Preview: New Zealand v France

If the first Iveco Test was a tough assignment for New Zealand, the second Test against France in Wellington on Saturday is shaping as an even greater hurdle for Mils Muliaina's men.
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Smith wary of history-chasing French

France have upgraded their team and will run high on emotion when chasing a series clean sweep in the second Iveco Series Test on Saturday, according to All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith.
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All Blacks scrum doctor goes to work

Mike Cron, the All Blacks scrum doctor and the man credited with getting New Zealand back on the map in that department, is confident of a better showing in the second Test in Wellington on Saturday.
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Smith wary of French skills

All Blacks centre Conrad Smith grew up on a diet of watching the flair and skills of French backs but he will be looking to ensure they don't over-run the New Zealand side in Saturday's second Test at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
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Muliaina well aware of history

It's best that All Blacks captain Mils Muliaina doesn't delve too deeply into this country's rugby record books ahead of the second Iveco Series Test against France here tomorrow.
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