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As it happened: New Zealand 62-13 France

2015-10-17 22:55
Last Updated at 08:10
17 Oct 22:55

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17 Oct 22:48


Julian Savea will be the man of the match. He hattrick has put him on 38 tries for the All Blacks. 

17 Oct 22:47


New Zealand 62 France 13

Simply stunning from the All Blacks! 9 tries tonight, the French had no answer. They have lost by their largest ever margin. 

17 Oct 22:45
79' - Nonu breaks through the French defence, he seems certain to score but somehow drops the ball as he is going over the line. 
17 Oct 22:44
78' - Carter goes down after taking a late hit from Spedding, he gets up a bit sluggishly but he is ok. 
17 Oct 22:42
76'- Ben Smith breaks upfield, kicks ahead and collects but he is brought down just short of the line. Nonu knocks on. The French win a penalty from the resulting scrum. 
17 Oct 22:39
73' - France have a penalty in the All Black half. They opt for a lineout their opponents 22m area. 
17 Oct 22:37
73' - No emotion on the All Black bench. I bet they are smiling inside!
17 Oct 22:36

70' - TRY to the All Blacks!

This is now getting embarrassing for the French. Moody, the replacement prop with an incredible reverse flick to send Kerr-Barlow over under the poles.  Carter converts.

New Zealand 62 France 13

17 Oct 22:35
That's eight tries for the All Blacks tonight.... so far....
17 Oct 22:34

67' - TRY to the All Blacks!

Sonny Bill Williams sends Nonu away, he draws Spedding and offloads to Kerr-Barlow for yet another try. Carter converts.

New Zealand 55 France 13

17 Oct 22:31
There has been some unbelievable rugby from the All Blacks so far tonight. Scarily for France its not over. Still 13 minutes to play. 
17 Oct 22:30

64' - TRY to the All Blacks!

Now the forwards combine to send Read over under the sticks. The final pass to the big No 8 coming from substitute prop Faumuina. Carter converts!

New Zealand 48 France 13 

17 Oct 22:25

59' - TRY to the All Blacks!

Hat-trick to Savea! After Coles ripped the ball free the ball was shifted out to the speedster on the wing and he was over the line in a flash!  Carter converts. 

New Zealand 41 France 13 

17 Oct 22:24
58' - France take the ball through a number of phases but Coles has ripped the ball off them. 
17 Oct 22:22
56' - Picamoles is back on the field for France. He has been their best player tonight. 
17 Oct 22:21
 54' - Nothing going right for the French at the moment. After rumbling a maul towards the All Black line, the ball went to ground and Owens awards the scrum to the All Blacks which they win and clear upfield. 
17 Oct 22:16
So the All Blacks have been sandbagging for most of the tournament then? They have been nothing short of incredible tonight! 
17 Oct 22:15

50' - TRY to the All Blacks!

Relentless! Some incredible handling by the All Blacks with both forwards and backs involved, first to the right, and then back to the left which eventually sees Kaino get over in the corner. Carter cannot convert.

New Zealand 34 France 13 

17 Oct 22:13
48' - Ben Smith almost scores after he charges down a French clearance kick. The ball just beats him over the dead ball line. 
17 Oct 22:10

46' - YELLOW CARD for Picamoles!

Apparently not a punch but a fist in the face... hmmm, same thing is it not?

Picamoles will spend some time in the sin-bin. Penalty reversed. 

17 Oct 22:09

46' - Massive driving maul from the French, they gain 20m! Nigel Owens awards them a penalty as the All Blacks infringe. 

A few fisticuffs break out now amongst the two packs. McCaw is down. He seems have been punched in the face by Picamoles

17 Oct 22:06
44' - Much better from the French! Spedding tries a kick in behind and it almost works but for Aaron Smith getting across and just managing to secure the ball. The All Blacks clear to touch. 
17 Oct 22:04
43' - No panic from the All Blacks as they easily secure a turnover and clear to just outside their 22m area. The French are still on the attack. 
17 Oct 22:03
42' - Fofana shows some of his talent by beating three All Black defenders. They French are just 15m from the All Black line! 
17 Oct 22:02
41' - France try a number of phases but don't really make any ground. They eventually go to the boot and the All Blacks have a lineout in their own 22m area. 
17 Oct 22:01
40' - Talès gets the second half underway and the French secure the kick-off. That's the kind of start they would have wanted. 
17 Oct 21:46


New Zealand 29 France 13

Some scintillating attacking play from the All Blacks. They have just been too strong for the French so far. 

17 Oct 21:45

38' - TRY to the All Blacks!

You cannot give them a sniff! They will make you pay. A brilliant kick ahead by Ben Smith, he collects, the ball came out to the left and Savea bumps off two French defenders in Spedding and Nakaitaci to score.  Carter cannot convert.

New Zealand 29 France 13

17 Oct 21:42

36' - TRY to France!

They needed that! Picamoles is the man to get the first French try tonight! Parra converts!

New Zealand 24 France 13 

17 Oct 21:40
36' - TMO called into action! Picamoles is over, he collected a loose pass and then force his way past a few defenders and over the line. TMO will check if a pass in the movement was forward. 
17 Oct 21:39
35' - Ten phases now by the French, bu they are still just on the 22m are of the All Blacks. 
17 Oct 21:38
34' - France move into the All Black 22m area. They desperately need a score! Picamoles the standout for them so far. 
17 Oct 21:35

29' - TRY to the All Blacks!

Savea is the scorer, but that's from some Carter magic as he offloads with a one-handed reverse flick to the flying winger! Carter converts. 

That's also the 300th try scored by the All Blacks at RWC tournaments. 

New Zealand 24 France 6

17 Oct 21:32
27' - Now the All Blacks are penalised as a number of their forwards drive through and over the ball, illegally however. Parra clears downfield for France, giving them some respite. 
17 Oct 21:31
26' - Poor play by the French. They have not looked after the ball and the All Blacks get men over it, most notably McCaw. The French are not releasing and the All Blacks have a penalty. Carter sets up a lineout in the French 22m area. 
17 Oct 21:29

23' - TRY to the All Blacks!

Milner-Skudder is over in the right-hand corner after stepping inside and beating his opposite number, Dulin. That came from some good work by Ben Smith and Nonu to free up some space for flying winger. Carter converts.

New Zealand 17 France 6

17 Oct 21:26
22' - Carter tries a drop kick but it's charged down by Guirado, the All Black managed to scramble back and secure possession. 
17 Oct 21:24
19' - The French have a little attack of their own after an excellent aerial gather by Nakaitaci. They make a number of metres, but Picamoles is eventually forced over the touchline. It did take three All Blacks to force him out however. 
  • 80'

    Nonu runs onto a pass from Williams close to the halfway line and pins his ears back! He outsprints several defenders but loses the ball in front of France's tryline after a good tackle from Spedding! What a run! From the ensuing scrum, the French waste little time to kick the ball into touch when the full-time hooter goes. New Zealand have certainly laid down their marker at this World Cup! They've scored nine tries and thoroughly deserve this win.

  • 80'

    New Zealand 62 France 13

  • 79'

    France take the ball through the phases before Fofana makes a sniping break! He kicks ahead but Carter drops back and gathers inside his 22. He offloads to Savea, who puts the ball into touch.

  • 77'

    Williams gets another brilliant pass away out of the back of his hand! This time Ben Smith gathers before kicking ahead and regathering. He is hauled in close to France''s tryline by the cover defence, however.

  • 75'

    Rory Kockott makes a sniping break and is in the clear! He is eventually brought to ground inside New Zealand's 22 by Moody!

  • 72'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER! 62-13. That's Carter's seventh conversion!

  • 71'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, KERR-BARLOW! 60-13. Kerr-Barlow gets over for anther try under the posts. This after he runs onto an outrageous offload from Joe Moody, just outside France's 22! SBW and Nonu will be proud of that pass from the big prop!

  • 69'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER! 55-13. Another easy conversion for the men in black.

  • 68'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, KERR-BARLOW! 53-13. Sonny Bill Williams glides through a gap before offloading to Nonu in trademark fashion! Nonu then draws in a couple of defenders before getting his pass out to Tawera Kerr-Barlow who scores under the sticks!

  • 66'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER! 48-13. Carter makes no mistake with another easy two-pointer.

  • 65'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, READ! 46-13. Charlie Faumuina runs into a gap in France's 22 and throws an inside pass to Read, who gets in under the posts!

  • 63'

    The All Blacks attack close to the halfway mark. The ball comes out to Nonu, who spots a gap behind the flat-lying les Bleus defence. He kicks ahead and the ball rolls into touch inside France's 22.

  • 61'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER! 41-13. Carter adds the two-pointer from in front of the posts and the world champions are cruising!

  • 60'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, SAVEA! 39-13. France attack close to the halfway line but Coles does brilliantly to rip the ball from Nakaitaci! Carter gathers the loose ball and offloads to Savea, who races away before getting over for his third try!

  • 58'

    France are trying desperately to get back into this game and take the ball wide at every opportunity. They make little headway, however, as they are met by a wall of black defenders.

  • 56'

    Eddy Ben Arous is pinged for illegal scrummaging inside New Zealand's 22. Carter kicks for touch and puts the ball out on his 10-metre line.

  • 54'

    France go on the drive from a line-out inside New Zealand's 22. They make little headway but soon win a penalty when Sam Whitelock halts the maul's progress illegally. Dulin kicks for touch and puts the ball out close to the All Blacks' five-metre line.

  • 51'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, KAINO! 34-13. New Zealand's forwards and backs combine brilliantly with several superb passes in contact. Savea, Nonu, Kieran Read and Beauden Barrett all combine to put Jerome Kaino in the clear and he gets over for another five-pointer!

  • 49'

    Nonu kicks upfield and Dulin gathers inside his 22. He tries to clear upfield but his effort is charged down by Ben Smith! He gives chase but the ball rolls over the dead-ball line!

  • 47'

    YELLOW CARD, FRANCE, PICAMOLES! It's all happening here! Richie McCaw is pinged for playing the ball on the ground and doesn't release the ball. The penalty is reversed, however, when Picamoles throws a punch to McCaw's face. The les Bleus number eight is also sent to the sin bin for his moment of madness!

  • 45'

    The All Blacks are under pressure as Tales stabs a grubber kick through and Brice Dulin gives chase! Aaron Smith does well for the men in black though as he dives onto the bouncing ball inside his 22.

  • 43'

    Fofana makes a telling break and beats three defenders! He looks for support but is eventually brought to ground close to New Zealand's 22 by Dane Coles.

  • 41'

    Remi Tales gets the second half underway with a low, hanging kick which the All Blacks fail to control. Picamoles gathers and sets up a ruck on New Zealand's 10-metre line.

  • 40'

    Carter's missed with the conversion attempt and New Zealand soon regather from the restart. Aaron Smith boots the ball into touch when he hears the half-time hooter and the sides head in to the sheds for a deserved break. The All Blacks have been dominant and already have four tries. France have tried their best to strike back with that try from Picamoles but they'll have to step up several gears after the break if they want to secure victory.

  • 40'

    New Zealand 29 France 13

  • 38'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, SAVEA! 29-13. The All Blacks attack close to France's 22, after Ben Smith gathers his own bomb. The ball is recycled quickly and taken wide to Savea, who bumps off three defenders before crossing over in the corner again! Shades of the great Jonah Lomu with that effort.

  • 37'

    CONVERSION, FRANCE, PARRA. 24-13. Parra adds the extras which narrows the gap to 11 points.

  • 36'

    TRY, FRANCE, PICAMOLES! 24-11. Louis Picamoles gathers a wayward pass from Parra deep inside New Zeland's 22, and shrugs off two tackles before crashing over!

  • 35'

    Noa Nakaitaci runs onto a long pass from Wesley Fofana but he cops a big hit from Savea!

  • 34'

    It's all New Zealand at the moment! They've taken the game by the scruff of the neck and are dominating in most facets of play. France will have to step up quickly if they want something from this clash.

  • 31'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER! 24-6. Carter shows his class as he lands the two-pointer from up against the touchline!

  • 30'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, SAVEA! 22-6. Carter gathers just outside France's 22 and draws in two defenders before offloading, out of the back of his hand, to Savea, who scores in the left-hand corner!

  • 28'

    New Zealand are on the attack deep inside France's 22 but are pinged when Wyatt Crockett goes off his feet at a ruck. France put the ball out close to the halfway mark.

  • 25'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER! 17-6. Carter makes no mistake from the kicking tee!

  • 24'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, MILNER-SKUDDER! 15-6. the All Blacks take the ball through the phases with their forwards before Carter tries to land a drop goal from about 35 metres out. Guilhem Guirado charges dwon but Julian Savea gathers the loose ball before setting off on an attacking run. The ball goes out wide to Nonu who offloads to Milner-Skudder! He beats a couple of defenders with some deft footwork before diving over!

  • 21'

    Ben Smith gathers inside his 22 and goes onto the attack. He throws an inside pass to Milner-Skudder who is stopped in his tracks by a big hit from Pascal Pape, close to the All Blacks' 10-metre line.

  • 19'

    The All Blacks take the ball wide with their backs but can't seem to get over the advantage line. Nonu eventually stabs a grubber kick through and the ball rolls into touch close to France's 10-metre line.

  • 17'

    Parra gets a chance to add another three-pointer from the kicking tee, after the All Blacks go offside on defence again, but his kick is wide of the target!

  • 15'

    PENALTY, FRANCE, PARRA. 10-6. Morgan Parra narrows the gap for les Bleus, after Jerome Kaino is penalised for offside play at a ruck.

  • 12'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER! 10-3. Carter adds the extras to extend his side's lead.

  • 11'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, RETALLICK! 8-3. Spedding is caught in possession just outside his 22 but France recycle quickly and get the ball out to Michalak. He tries to clear his line but his kick is charged down by Retallick, who regathers before crossing for the opening try!

  • 10'

    PENALTY, FRANCE, SPEDDING! 3-3. Scott Spedding draws his side level with a monster kick from just inside his half, after Brodie Retallick is pinged for playing the ball on the ground at a ruck!

  • 7'

    PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER. 3-0. Dan Carter opens the scoring from the kicking tee after Thierry Dusautoir is pinged for a ruck infringement.

  • 4'

    New Zealand continue attacking with great width and the ball comes out to Nehe Milner-Skudder, who spots a half gap and tries to take it! Brice Dulin does well to shepherd him into touch on France's 22-metre line, however.

  • 2'

    The All Blacks are on the attack inside France's 22 and Ma'a Nonu comes to the fore with a couple of strong carries! He bounces of tackles and gets over the advantage line at will.

  • 1'

    The teams stand to attention during their respective anthems before Keven Mealamu leads the All Blacks during a stirring version of the Kapa o Pango haka! Dan Carter then gets the game underway with a hanging kick and Bernard le Roux gathers on the edge of his 22 where he goes to ground.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Rugby World Cup quarter-final between Pool C winners New Zealand and Pool D runners up France from the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. The winners will take on South Africa, who beat Wales in their play-off earlier today. Don't go anywhere! We'll be back soon with team news.

  • 0'

    New Zealand have made four changes to their XV for this clash, with Wyatt Crockett, Brodie Retallick, Richie McCaw and Julian Savea coming in. The quartet replace Tony Woodcock, Luke Romano, Sam Cane and Waisake Naholo. Amongst the replacements, specialist loosehead prop Joe Moody is named in the matchday squad for the first time at the World Cup. Moody came in to the All Blacks squad as a replacement for Woodcock who tore his hamstring in New Zealand's final pool game against Tonga.

  • 0'

    France head coach Philippe Saint-Andre has dropped outside centre Mathieu Bastareaud for this encounter. Bastareaud drops to the bench and his place in the run-on side is taken by Alexandre Dumoulin who starts alongside Wesley Fofana. The other change amongst the backs sees Morgan Parra taking over at scrum-half from Sebastien Tillous-Borde, who drops out of the squad altogether. There is one change in the pack from their last game - the 24-9 defeat to Ireland - with Bernard Le Roux coming in as the openside flanker in place of Damien Chouly, who begins the game on the bench. Rory Kockott comes on to the bench as back-up scrum-half because of his kicking ability.

  • 0'

    France's last victory over New Zealand was in Dunedin in 2009. And before France met the All Blacks in the 2007 quarter-final in Cardiff they were overwhelming underdogs. Les Bleus claimed a 20-18, however, to create one of the greatest upsets in the history of the Rugby World Cup. These two sides contested the 2011 World Cup Final with the All Blacks claiming a narrow 8-7 victory. Richie McCaw and Dan Carter are the only players in the matchday 23 who played in that defeat by France in Cardiff in 2007. Carter kicked eight of New Zealand's points that day but went off with the scores level at 13-13. Captain McCaw will equal the record for most matches as captain at a Rugby World Cup (11) currently held by Will Carling, Martin Johnson (both ENG), Raphael Ibañez (FRA) and John Smit (RSA). Wales captain Sam Warburton also equalled this record in his side's loss to South Africa earlier today. New Zealand along with South Africa and Australia have won the World Cup on two occasions while England have won it once. France have finished as runners-up on three occasions.

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  • 9 Tries 1
    • 10' Brodie Retallick
    • 22' Nehe Milner-Skudder
    • 28' Julian Savea
    • 37' Julian Savea
    • 49' Jerome Kaino
    • 58' Julian Savea
    • 64' Kieran Read
    • 67' Tawera Kerr-Barlow
    • 70' Tawera Kerr-Barlow
    • 35' Louis Picamoles
  • 7 Conversions 1
    • 11' Daniel Carter
    • 24' Daniel Carter
    • 30' Daniel Carter
    • 59' Daniel Carter
    • 65' Daniel Carter
    • 67' Daniel Carter
    • 71' Daniel Carter
    • 36' Morgan Parra
  • 1 Penalties 2
    • 6' Daniel Carter
    • 8' Scott Spedding
    • 14' Morgan Parra
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 46' Louis Picamoles
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Wyatt Crockett
  • Dane Coles
  • Owen Franks
  • Brodie Retallick
  • Sam Whitelock
  • Jerome Kaino
  • Richie McCaw
  • Kieran Read
  • Aaron Smith
  • Daniel Carter
  • Julian Savea
  • Ma'a Nonu
  • Conrad Smith
  • Nehe Milner-Skudder
  • Ben Smith
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  • Eddy Ben Arous
  • Guilhem Guirado
  • Rabah Slimani
  • Pascal Papé
  • Yoann Maestri
  • Thierry Dusautoir
  • Bernard Le Roux
  • Louis Picamoles
  • Morgan Parra
  • Frederic Michalak
  • Brice Dulin
  • Wesley Fofana
  • Alexandre Dumoulin
  • Noa Nakaitaci
  • Scott Spedding
  • Keven Mealamu
  • Joe Moody
  • Charlie Faumuina
  • Victor Vito
  • Sam Cane
  • Tawera Kerr-Barlow
  • Beauden Barrett
  • Sonny Bill Williams
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  • Dimitri Szarzewski
  • Vincent Debaty
  • Nicolas Mas
  • Damien Chouly
  • Yannick Nyanga
  • Rory Kockott
  • Remi Tales
  • Mathieu Bastareaud

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