Can the French overcome bizarre refereeing and score an upset against 16 men?
Dan Carter is back and St Andre laid an axe onto the side that went down to NIL last week.
Players to watch:
For New Zealand: Israel Dagg is starting to regain the form that saw him as the best fullback in world rugby in the last year and he will provide a serious threat for the French on attack and his kicking game has improved incredibly. Dan Carter makes his return to the starting XV and Steve Hanson wants him to mix up the play which is exactly what he will do behind a dominant pack of forwards. Sam Whitelock is another player that returned last week and was incredible for the All Blacks, he defends well, wins his line-outs and reads the game beautifully.
For France: Brice Dulin gets his first Test start of the tour. He is highly rated and will want to give the French an option on attack as well as being able to field a lot of the Dan Carter pin-point kicks. Wesley Fofana has been one of their standout players this tour but has not had too much support. He will be very important if France are going to get over the line in this Test. Captain Thierry Dusautoir has to have a massive game if France are going to have any chance on Saturday.
Head to head: The battle at the back is going to be one to watch. Dagg is class but Dulin wants to prove a point in the French No.15 jersey. Whitelock against Maestri will be another big match-up and whoever can get the upper-hand at the set piece will give their side the opportunity to gain control of the game.
2013: New Zealand won 30-0, Christchurch
2013: New Zealand won 23-13, Auckland
2011: New Zealand won 8-7, Auckland
2011: New Zealand won 37-17, Auckland
2009: New Zealand won 39-12, Marseille
2009: New Zealand won 14-10, Wellington
2009: France won 27-22, Dunedin
2007: France won 20-18, Cardiff
2007: New Zealand won 61-10, Wellington
2007: New Zealand won 42-11, Auckland
Prediction: The French will be better this week but they will be no match for the All Blacks who have got Dan Carter back in their side. New Zealand will win the game by at least 15 points.
New Zealand: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Rene Ranger, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Piri Weepu, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Victor Vito, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Tony Woodcock, 18 Ben Franks, 19 Steven Luatua, 20 Matt Todd, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Charles Piutau.
France: 15 Brice Dulin, 14 Marc Andreu, 13 Florian Fritz, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Yohann Huget, 10 Remi Tales, 9 Jean Marc Doussain, 8 Antonie Claassen, 7 Damien Chouly, 6 Thierry Dusautoir (captain), 5 Yoann Maestri, 4 Alexandre Flanquart, 3 Nicolas Mas, 2 Benjamin Kayser, 1 Thomas Domingo.
Replacements: 16 Dimitri Szarzewski, 17 Eddy Ben Arous, 18 Luc Ducalon, 19 Sebastien Vahaamahina, 20 Bernard le Roux, 21 Maxime Machenaud, 22 Camille Lopez, 23 Mathieu Bastareaud.
Date: Saturday June 22
Venue: Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth
Kick-off: 19.35 (09.35 French time; 07.35 GMT)
Expected weather: Some serious rain predicted for the afternoon but clearing for the evening with a high of 10°C and a low of 7°C.
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Wayne Barnes (England), Alain Rolland (Ireland)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)