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All Blacks v France


9:00 AM


All Blacks conscious of need for focus ahead of last Test

History on end-of-season tours has shown that the last game can be difficult and the All Blacks are conscious of that as they settle into Paris for their Test against France on Sunday (NZT).
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All Blacks wary of French World Cup memories

Memories of last year's Rugby World Cup quarter-final thrashing by the All Blacks are expected to be on French minds in Sunday's final Test of the northern tour.
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France keen to show improved side

Apart from turning around the memory of last year's 13-62 World Cup loss to New Zealand France will also be looking for their first home win against the All Blacks since November 2000 when the sides meet in Paris on Sunday (NZT).
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Cooper warns France: Don't target individual All Blacks

Former All Black fullback Greg Cooper, now coaching with Stade Francais in Paris said France should avoid the fault of many other teams who target individual All Blacks in a bid to win their Test on Sunday (NZT).
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'All Blacks already in the future of rugby' - Yachvili

New Zealand's ability to achieve 'generational renewal' in the All Blacks has been likened by French commentators to the teeth of the great white shark, ahead of Sunday's (NZT) Test in Paris.
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Campaign has benefited All Blacks for Lions

While Sunday's (NZT) final Test of the year, against France, will signal the end of a successful campaign for the All Blacks, attention was already turning to next year and the British and Irish Lions tour.
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All Blacks-France history keeps players on edge

Too much rugby history between France and New Zealand ensured the All Blacks could not be over-confident going into Sunday's (NZT) Test in Paris.
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Barrett, Crotty ready for contest with French backs

All Blacks first five-eighths Beauden Barrett has dismissed any thoughts of looking beyond Sunday's (NZT) Test against France.
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Revenge not the motivation for France

Any talk of revenge in France for their 13-62 World Cup quarter-final humiliation by the All Blacks last year, is confined to the players' own attitudes.
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All Blacks will test level of French improvement

France are energised by their goal of continuing to improve when they take on the All Blacks in Paris on Sunday (NZT).
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