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A brilliant second half gave the All Blacks a massive 52-11 victory over France in the first test on Saturday.

The French were in the lead at the break but had no answer in the second half to what we expected the All Blacks to do at this level.

France came out to play as they show their hands early on wanting to run the ball, but all of this happened in their side of the field.

The All Blacks looked nervous early on and with a loose ball being passed by Smith, Remy Grosso intercept the pass and went over for the first try putting France into the lead 5-0.

The French looked full of running and they put pressure on the All Blacks. Barrett got a second penalty over to put the All Blacks on the board and reduce the lead to 5-3.

France extend the lead again with a penalty but then the three Barrett brothers got into the show, as Beauden Barrett scored in the corner.

This made the score even at 8-all after 23 minutes in the first half.

The game went a bit nowhere in the middle part of the match with the penalties starting to mount up and the game’s flow not there anymore.

France kicked another penalty just before halftime to take the lead again 11-8.

The All Blacks put all the pressure on the French in the last few minutes of the half getting a few penalties to keep in the French twenty-two.

They had a try disallowed after clear obstruction by Smith and decided to go for an attacking lineout. Another penalty came, and the All Blacks went again but the referee decided the ball was held up and that was it for the first half.

The dominance the All Blacks shown at the end of the first half they came out with in the second half.

After a yellow card for a high shot, the French were on the backfoot and the All Blacks scored two quick tries to extend their lead to 25-11.

With the French rattled the All Blacks just kept the tries coming. It was just pure All Black skills that undo the French as they scored three more unanswered tries to quickly go to 40-11.

An intercept try by Ioane gave them six tries in the second half which just showed their dominance.

The All Blacks got another through Savea although referee did not blow up the fact that Savea was tackled and did not released the ball.

This gave the All Blacks a 52-11 victory after being down 11-8.

Scorers:

New Zealand 52 (8)

Tries: Beauden Barrett, Codie Taylor, Ben Smith, Rieko Ioane (2), Damian McKenzie, Ngani Laumape, Ardie Savea

Conversions: Beauden Barrett (3)

Penalties: Beauden Barrett (2)

France 11 (11)

Try: Remy Grosso

Penalties: Morgan Parra (2)

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