All Blacks v France: The numbers behind the rivalry

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24: It has been 24 years since France defeated the All Blacks 23-20 at Eden Park – the All Blacks last loss at the ground. 


58: The All Blacks and France have clashed 58 times in Tests with the All Blacks winning 45 Tests compared to France’s 12 victories. There has been one draw.

62: The All Blacks achieved their highest score over France in their 62-13 win at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

1: The All Blacks beat France by just one point in the 2011 Rugby World Cup final, lifting the trophy with an 8-7 win at Eden Park.

56: A total of 56 points were scored the last time the All Blacks and France clashed with the All Blacks getting home 38-18 at Stade de France in November 2017.

15: Wearing the number 15 jersey, French full back Jean-Luc Sadourny scored the ‘try from the end of the world’ to help France complete a 2-0 clean sweep of the All Blacks in 1994.

33: France scored 33 second half points in their 43-31 win over the All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup 1999 semifinal.

8: Joe Rokocoko’s eight Test tries against France are the most by an All Black. Of current players, Beauden Barrett has the most tries against France with three.

163: Dan Carter leads the all-time point-scoring against France with 163 points. Christophe Lamaison has the most points for France against the All Blacks with 71.

112: It has been 112 years since the All Blacks and France first clashed in a Test match. The All Blacks came out on top with a 38-8 win in Paris on 1 January 1906.

11: The All Blacks have won 11 Tests in a row against France since losing at Carisbrook in 2009 – their longest winning streak against France.

5: It has been five years since France last visited New Zealand in 2013. The All Blacks won the series 3-0 with the closest game being a hard-fought 23-13 win at Eden Park.

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