Rugby-New Zealand v France first test

Rugby-New Zealand v France first test
By Reuters

14/06/2018 at 07:05Updated 14/06/2018 at 07:07

WELLINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) - Factbox on the second test between New Zealand and France on Saturday:

When: June 16, 7.35 pm local (0735 GMT)

Where: Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington (Capacity: 34,500)

Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)

Assistant referees: John Lacey (Ireland), Luke Pearce (England). TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)

NEW ZEALAND

World ranking: 1

Coach: Steve Hansen

Captain: Sam Whitelock

Team: 15-Jordie Barrett, 14-Ben Smith, 13-Anton Lienert-Brown, 12-Ryan Crotty, 11-Rieko Ioane, 10-Beauden Barrett, 9-Aaron Smith, 8-Luke Whitelock, 7-Sam Cane, 6-Liam Squire, 5-Scott Barrett, 4-Sam Whitelock (captain), 3-Owen Franks, 2-Codie Taylor, 1-Joe Moody.

Replacements: 16-Nathan Harris, 17-Karl Tu'inukuafe, 18-Ofa Tu'ungafasi, 19-Vaea Fifita, 20-Ardie Savea, 21-TJ Perenara, 22-Damian McKenzie, 23-Ngani Laumape

FRANCE

World ranking: 8

Coach: Jacques Brunel

Captain: Mathieu Bastareaud

Team: 15-Ben Fall, 14-Teddy Thomas, 13-Mathieu Bastareaud (captain), 12-Geoffrey Doumayrou, 11-Gael Fickou, 10-Anthony Belleau, 9-Morgan Parra, 8-Kevin Gourdon, 7-Kelian Galletier, 6-Mathieu Babillot, 5-Yoann Maestri, 4-Bernard Le Roux, 3-Uini Atonio, 2-Camille Chat, 1-Dany Priso

Replacements: 16-Pierre Bougarit, 17-Cyril Baille, 18-Cedate Gomes Sa, 19-Paul Gabrillagues, 20-Alexandre Lapandry, 21-Baptiste Serin, 22-Jules Plisson, 23-Maxime Medard

OVERALL RECORD

Played: 59

New Zealand wins: 46

France wins: 12

Draws: 1

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

2018 New Zealand 52-11 France Auckland

2017 New Zealand 38-18 France Paris

2016 New Zealand 24-19 France Paris

2015 New Zealand 62-13 France Cardiff *

2013 New Zealand 26-19 France Paris

MATCHES IN WELLINGTON

2009 New Zealand 14-10 France

2007 New Zealand 61-10 France

2001 New Zealand 37-12 France

1999 New Zealand 54-7 France

1968 New Zealand 9-3 France

1961 New Zealand 5-3 France

SERIES

Remaining match

June 23 Third test, Otago Regional Stadium, Dunedin

(Compiled by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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