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France will be looking to end a 12-match losing streak against the All Blacks when these sides resume hostilities in Wellington on Saturday.
Facing the All Blacks in New Zealand is no mean feat and after the world champions’ 52-11 victory in last weekend’s opening Test, France will have to play out of their skin if they want to secure their first win since 2009 against New Zealand.
Although the All Blacks possess potent attackers like Ben Smith, Rieko Ioane, Anton Lienert-Brown, Jordie and Beaden Barrett, who all played well in the first Test, it was the performances of their replacements which also had a big impact on the end result.
Damian McKenzie proved a handful off the bench during the final 20 minutes. McKenzie gained 113 metres on attack which included a fine five-pointer as well as a try-assist.
Of the other reserves, debutant front-row Karl Tu’inukuafe won a penalty in his first scrum on the park and Ardie Savea was rewarded with a try after an energetic display.
Despite conceding a half century of points, it wasn’t all doom and gloom in that encounter in Auckland for France, who did well to frustrate the All Blacks for 50 minutes before a controversial yellow card to Paul Gabrillagues changed the complexion of the match.
The All Blacks scored 14 unanswered points during Gabrillagues’ spell off the field and by the time he returned to the playing field, the world champions were in total control of proceedings.