Event Details


All Blacks v France

Eden Park, Auckland

7:35 PM


Five fierce French rivals

Beating France may have been easier in recent years, not least at the 2015 Rugby World Cup when the All Blacks unleashed a 62-13 thrashing in the Cardiff quarterfinal that exorcised a lot of demons from previous World Cups, but collectively French sides have been New Zealand's banana skin side.
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All Blacks squad named for 2018 Steinlager Series

A mixture of world-class experience and exciting younger talent are the features of the All Blacks squad named today by selectors Steve Hansen, Ian Foster and Grant Fox for the three-Test Steinlager Series against France.
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All Blacks expecting tough challenge from France

Changed French coaching and their adoption of a different style of game with some success has the All Blacks ready for a full-on assault in the first Test of the Steinlager Series at Eden Park on Saturday.
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'Complete All Blacks' a challenge for France

French first five-eighths Anthony Belleau made his Test debut against the All Blacks in Paris in November and is looking forward to lining up against them again during the three-Test Steinlager Series starting at Eden Park on Saturday.
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Coping with French defence key for All Blacks

Knowing France were a changed side from that the All Blacks had met in recent seasons ensured the pressure would be on from the outset of the Steinlager Series which starts in Auckland on Saturday.
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Patient build-up important for All Blacks

Starting a new season's Test campaign meant All Blacks' team management had to make a measured start and not overload players with information while at the same time being wary of the threat a revitalised France could bring to the Steinlager Series starting in Auckland on Saturday.
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France name team for first Test

Timaru-born hooker Uini Atonio will complete a long journey when playing in the first Steinlager Series Test for France against the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday.
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All Blacks named for first Test against France

The All Blacks team has been named to play France in the opening Test of the Steinlager Series at Eden Park, Auckland, on Saturday 9 June, with new All Black Karl Tu’inukuafe set to makes his All Blacks debut off the bench.
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First Test Preview: All Blacks v France

The All Blacks 2018 Test season begins with the resumption of one of their greatest rivalries when they face France at Eden Park on Saturday.
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Tu'inukuafe says rugby is a way to thank NZ

New All Blacks bolter prop Karl Tu'inukuafe is looking at the jersey he will win when making his Test debut against France, possibly on Saturday at Eden Park, as a way of acknowledging what New Zealand did for his parents and grandparents by allowing them to move here for a better life.
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