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16.June.2018

All Blacks v France

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

7:35 PM

26-13

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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France seeking defensive answers

France's technical analysts spent Sunday afternoon locked in a video room working on a remedy to their defensive weaknesses in the first Steinlager Series Test in Auckland.
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Franks expects French scrum reaction

Dominance may have been achieved against France by the All Blacks pack in Auckland on Saturday but prop Owen Franks is expecting a response in the second Steinlager Series Test in Wellington on Saturday.
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All Blacks expect another bruising encounter

Winning the first Steinlager Series Test against France by 41 points wasn't without some physical wear and tear for the All Blacks and they were preparing for more of the same in Wellington on Saturday.
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All Blacks want to advance their standard

Knowing they had performed well in the first Steinlager Test against France would not be enough for the All Blacks as they prepared for the second Test in Wellington on Saturday.
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All Blacks named for second Test against France

The All Blacks selectors have named the team to play the second Steinlager Series Test at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, on Saturday 16 June.
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Second Test Preview: All Blacks v France

The All Blacks brace for a French backlash as Les Bleus search for victory in Wellington to keep the Steinlager Series alive.
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All Blacks work hard to prise open French defence

Looking at more options for dealing with the French defensive plan ahead of the Second Steinlager Test in Wllington on Saturday had been the big focus for the All Blacks during the week.
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All-out effort expected from France

Knowing France needed a win to keep the Steinlager Series alive, second five-eighths Ryan Crotty said the All Blacks were expecting an in-form side to take the game to New Zealand in the second Test in Wellington on Saturday.
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Improvement will be goal for both sides - Cane

France's desire to build on their first Test effort was more likely to be their motivation in the second Steinlager Series Test against the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday than any lingering frustrations from incidents in Auckland.
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