Event Details


France v New Zealand


9:00 AM


French fire pre-Test shots

France has launched its first pre-Test missile in the All Blacks' direction with a claim the forwards are getting away with murder.
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Ten changes to second Test team

The All Blacks selectors have made 10 changes to the starting side from Sunday's victory over England, including the midfield pairing of Luke McAlister and Conrad Smith.
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France names side for Test

France has named its team for Sunday's (NZT) Test with the All Blacks and has included Damien Traille at first five-eighths and recalled No.8 Elvis Vermeulen.
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Tialata in reserves for France match

All Blacks coach Graham Henry and his assistant coaches Wayne Smith and Steve Hansen and fellow selector, Sir Brian Lochore, have confirmed the reserves for the Test against France on Saturday at Stade de Gerland.
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Cheats? Non Monsieur say All Blacks

Accusations of cheating have been greeted with a French-style shrug of the shoulders by All Blacks players ahead of Sunday morning's (NZT) Test at Lyon.
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Cup-bound All Blacks at home in France

The last time an All Blacks World Cup squad was in the south of France they caused quite a stir.
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Stakes high in All Blacks v France rematch

France's humiliation at the hands of the 2004 All Blacks has turned Sunday morning's (NZT) rematch here into a tumultuous mix of emotion and high-stakes rugby bragging rights.
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Player Diary: Anton Oliver

Dear Diary, Even though we are well into our second week on tour I still haven't been sleeping well.
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Preview: All Blacks v France, 1st Test, Lyon

Clashes between the All Blacks and France are always treated with a degree of caution not normally given by the New Zealanders to many of their opponents, and that's a mark of respect for the dangers inherent when French flair takes command.
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Jedi's column - on to France

Allow me; if I may, to take a scientific approach to the complex problem of the French.
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