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Messy All Blacks clinch series against France


It was a messy performance from the All Blacks as they beat France 26-13 on Saturday.

With the win they also won the series against the French.

The French started the game like last week putting pressure on the All Blacks early on and were the first to put points on.

With a lead of 3-0 the game was turned on its head when Fall tackled Barrett in the air with Barrett landing on his head.

The Referee had no choice than to give a red card for fall which just took all the contest out of the match for the French.

The All Blacks immediately took advantage of the situation and Moody found a huge gab to score the first try of the match.

Smith followed shortly with his try and a lead of 14-3 for the All Blacks after 25 minutes.

The French got the lead reduced by a penalty, but the All Blacks were in control of the match.

The All Blacks showed their brilliance just before halftime with some great hands of the backs as Barrett rounded off a great try.

This gave them a 21-6 lead at the break.

The second half shown a French side that kept the All Blacks honest and putting more pressure on them.

The finishing from the French was not great as they spend enough time in the All Blacks twenty-two without any result.

As the game went dead it took the brilliance of McKenzie to spark a great try for Barrett to take the lead to 26-6 after 59 minutes.

The All Blacks were given a yellow card after repeated penalties in their own twenty-two which made it 14 against 14 for the next 10 minutes.

France got over the line, but the try was not allowed by TMO for a double movement.

The French did end the match with a great try and showed some guts throughout the match as they lost the test 26-13.

Was surely not the best we have seen the All Blacks played and the French with 14 men has showed they are a team on the up.


All Blacks – Tries: Moody, B Smith, Barrett (2). Conversions: McKenzie (3).
France – Try: Gomez Sa. Conversion: Plisson. Penalties: Parra (2).

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