2016 - 552nd All Black test

27 November 2016

552nd All Black test

NEW ZEALAND v FRANCE (Northern tour international) at Stade de France, Paris, France.

Date: Saturday, November 26, 2016

Fulltime Score; New Zealand 24 France19

Halftime; New Zealand 10 France 6

Attendance 80,000

Conditions; Excellent but cool. A 9pm local time kickoff time.

Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

Assistant Referees: Federico Anselmi (Argentina), Dudley Phillips (Ireland)

TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)


For New Zealand:
Tries: Dagg, Barrett, Faumuina
Cons: Barrett 3
Pen: Barrett

New Zealand: 15 Israel Dagg (Rep’d by Aaron Cruden 56m), 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Ryan Crotty (Rep’d by Rieko Ioane 44m), 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara (Rep’d by Aaron Smith 59m), 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Matt Todd (Rep’d by Ardie Savea 56m), 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick (Rep’d by Scott Barrett 44m), 3 Owen Franks (Rep’d by Charlie Faumuina 48m), 2 Dane Coles (Rep’d by Codie Taylor 63m), 1 Joe Moody (Rep’d by Wyatt Crockett 44m)

For France:
Try: by Louis Picamoles
Con: Baptiste Serin
Pens: Maxime Machenaud 2, Baptiste Serin

France: 15 Brice Dulin, 14 Noa Nakaitaci, 13 Rémi Lamerat (Rep’d by Gaël Fickou 61m), 12 Wesley Fofana, (Temporarily rep’d by Gaël Fickou 16m; Fofana returned after 20m and Fickou returned to the sideline))  11 Virimi Vakatawa, 10 Camille Lopez, 9 Maxime Machenaud (Rep’d by Baptiste Serin 48m), 8 Louis Picamoles (Rep’d by Damien Chouly 66m), 7 Kevin Gourdon, 6 Charles Ollivon, 5 Yoann Maestri (Rep’d by Julien Le Devedec 16m), 4 Sébastian Vahaamahina, 3 Uini Atonio (Rep’d by Rabah Slimani 61m), 2 Guilhem Guirado (c) (Rep’d by Camille Chat 70m), 1 Xavier Chiocci (Rep’d by Cyril Baille 61m)

The French replacement scrumhalf; Jean-Marc Doussain was not used at all in the match. He is of interest to rugby statisticians in that he remains the only player in the world who made his international (test) debut in World Cup final. He appeared for France with 5 minutes left of the 2011 Rugby World Cup final in Auckland, New Zealand.

The French back Gaël Fickou appeared twice in the game; the first time as a temporary replacement for Wesley Fofana and the second as a full replacement for Rémi Lamerat.

This was the final match of the All Blacks Northern tour....and of their 2016 season. They played 13 tests in 2016 for 12 wins and 1 loss.

The win in Paris was their 10th consecutive victory by New Zealand over France.

Israel Dagg’s try was his tenth in this calendar year and Beauden Barrett’s try was his ninth in the calendar year. Barrett’s tally was a world’s best for a flyhalf player in one year.


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