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World Cup • Quarter-final
  • 2nd Half
  • New Zealand
  • France
  • 1st Half
  • New Zealand
  • France
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New Zealand - France
World Cup - 17 October 2015

World Cup – Follow the Rugby match between New Zealand and France live with Eurosport. The match starts at 20:00 on 17 October 2015. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.


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Full-time and a masterclass from the All Blacks sees them win 62-13 over a dispirited French side.

79' 

New Zealand are human after all - Nonu bursts through but he knocks the ball on as he dives towards the line.

77' 

Fofana makes a break and chips the ball up but New Zealand deal with the kick with ease, only three minutes of pain left for Saint-Andrade's men.

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Penalty to France and Dulin kicks the ball into the corner. Les Bleus look to run the ball back but the lineout is poached by Read and Carter kicks the ball clear, the French look like they want to catch the first flight out of here.

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Carter kicks the conversion and it is 62-13, the biggest victory ever in the knockout stages of a World Cup.

70'

TRY! Nine tries now for the reigning champions. France fail to find touch and Kerr-Barlow strolls through for his second since coming on. The way they are slicing open the French defence has been incredible.

68'

Carter kicks the conversion and New Zealand go past 50 points, 55-13.

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TRY! This is becoming like a cricket score. Bill-Williams races between two defenders and offloads to Nonu who sets up Kerr-Barlow to score.

65'

Carter adds the two points to make it 48-13, this is a game the French will want to erase from their memories swiftly.

64'

TRY! Read scores his side's seventh try with ease after collecting Faumuina's pass.

63' 

The biggest winning margin in World Cup history is 28 points when South Africa thrashed Western Samoa on their way to lifting the trophy in 1995.

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Carter is spot on with the conversion, it is 41-13 to New Zealand. The French have no answers to this show of raw power.

59'

TRY! It is a hat-trick for man mountain Savea after he capitalises on a French fumble to race down the ring and walk the ball over the line.

58' 

Spedding boots a kick along the ground looking for his teammates to run onto it but the ball rolls into touch, the idea was right.

56' 

Szarzewski is on for Les Blues as Picamoles prepares to return to the field having been sin-binned.

55' 

France start to drive forward from a lineout but the maul goes to ground, they haven't been able to match their opponents' strength today.

53' 

McCaw was lucky to escape punishment earlier for his role in the incident which led to France being awarded a penalty before it was overturned.

52'

Carter misses the conversion so it is 34-13 to the reigning champions. And Bill Williams is coming on, that's the last thing Les Blues needed.

51' 

Faumuina is coming on for Franks, who was a key part of the move that led to the try.

50'

TRY! Kaino goes over in the corner after the All Blacks switch the ball from left to right with great speed and tempo.

49' 

Dumoulin takes an age to clear the ball and his kick is charged down, the ball hurtles towards the try line but Smith cannot get to it in time.

48'

Nyanga is on for Pape as Les Bleus aim to regroup after being reduced to 14 men.

47'

Picamoles is sin-binned for making contact with McCaw's face and the penalty is reversed.

47' 

Replays suggest McCaw may have been struck by Picamoles in the face while he was on the floor and the TMO is reviewing the incident.

46' 

We have a shoving match between both sets of players after the All Blacks concede a penalty and McCaw is left nursing an injury.

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Fofana, who is coming more into the game, tries to bursts through but McCaw wins the ball at the ruck. Barrett picks up the pieces with a kick to relieve the pressure.

42' 

Lineout to New Zealand inside their own half which is won by Readand Carter boots the ball up the field. The French look like men on a mission.

40' 

Les Bleus, in their red shirts, get the second period underway.

40'

Carter misses the conversion so it is 29-13 to the All Blacks. And that is the last action of the half which has seen four tries from New Zealand, a breath-taking display.

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TRY! What an amazing effort from Savea. Retallick with a brilliant take in the air and Savea bounces off three players to crash over.

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Parra with a simple kick over the posts to make it 24-13. The try came from a pass which went over Le Roux's head and Picamoles was in the right place to take advantage.

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TRY! Picamoles picks up a loose ball and squeezes over under the posts to score. Game on.

35' 

Ouch! All the spectators wince as Nakaitaci collides with Savea and falls to the floor, he looks to be okay.

34' 

France having more of the ball with Fofana and Pape driving them forward.

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Carter with the kick to make it 24-6. There was concern before the game the All Blacks had coasted through their group and not been tested, they've certainly stepped up tonight.

29'

TRY! This is turning into a rout. Carter bursts forward and offloads brilliantly for Savea to steam through for the third try.

28'

Crockett, who looks to have picked up a groin injury, is going off for Moody.

26' 

Never write off the French with their World Cup record..

25'

Carter's kick is straight down the middle to make it 17-6.

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TRY! Milner-Skudder jinks his way through after picking up the ball on the right wing from Nonu's pass.

22' 

The All Blacks have a 95 per cent line out success, 52 out of 55, bettered only by Ireland.

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Nakaitaci with a brilliant take to catch the ball ahead of Savea, he used his brute strength brilliantly.

18'

Oh dear. Parra gets his bearings all wrong and sends his kick wide, it remains 10-6.

17' 

Smith concedes a penalty with a clumsy pass on the floor at the ruck.

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Parra boots over the close range kick as Les Bleus trail by four 10-6.

14' 

Penalty to France as skipper McCaw is offside.

13'

Things go from bad to worse for the French as Michalak limps off, after pulling up after the charge down, and is replaced by Tales.

12'

Carter makes the kick with ease to make it 10-3 to the All Blacks.

11'

TRY! Retallick makes up for giving away the penalty by blocking a Michalak kick and hurtling down the field to score.

10'

Spedding makes the long-range kick which kisses the inside of the post and goes over to make it 3-3, an impressive effort.

9' 

Les Bleus have a penalty after Retallick is caught with his hands in the ruck.

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Carter kicks over the penalty to make it 3-0 and notch up his 1555th point in international rugby.

6' 

Dusautoir is penalised at the breakdown for holding onto the legs of Aaron Smith, a penalty is awarded.

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The New Zealanders have used their raw power to good effect in the opening stages, looking to maul their way through their opponents.

2' 

Carter chips the ball through to the try line but the French pick up the pieces, a blistering start led by Nonu.

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Nonu bulldozes his way through the French towards the 22, bright start from Steve Hansen's side.

20:02

The All Blacks get the game underway in Cardiff through Carter, a semi final match up against South Africa next weekend awaits the winner.

20:00 

The anthems and the haka are done, it's time to get down to business.

19:55 

No side has ever retained the World Cup either..

19:50 

There are some high-profile absentees for both sides with Waisake Naholo, who topped the try-scoring charts in Super Rugby with 12 for the Highlanders, missing out as does French scrum-half Sebastien Tillous-Borde, with Morgan Parra making the XV.

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19:40 

There has been rumours this week of a player revolt against coach Philippe Saint-Andre following the loss to Ireland, but one thing you cannot do is write off the French. Why? A return of finals and three semi-finals in the five World Cups.

19:35 

Ma'a Nonu starts ahead of Sonny Bill Williams for the 2011 champions with Nehe Milner-Skudder and Julian Savea on the wings. National treasure Richie McCaw is back after a leg injury. France have dropped Mathieu Bastareaud for Alexandre Dumoulin while Bernard Le Roux is picked ahead of Damien Chouly at open-side flanker.

19:30 
19:25

NEW ZEALAND: Smith; Milner-Skudder, Smith, Nonu, Savea; Carter, Smith; Crockett, Coles, Franks, Retallick, Whitelock, Kaino, McCaw (capt), Read...Replacements: Mealamu, Moody, Faumuina, Vito, Cane, Kerr-Barlow, Barrett, Bill Williams /// FRANCE: Spedding; Nakaitaci, Dumoulin, Fofana, Dulin; Michalak, Parra; Ben Arous, Guirado, Slimani, Pape, Maestri, Dusautoir (capt), Le Roux, Picamoles...Replacements: Szarzewski, Debaty, Mas, Chouly, Nyanga, Kockott, Tales, Bastareaud.

19:20 

This is well and truly a grudge match with the All Blacks defeating Les Bleus in the final in 2011 and the French stunning the New Zealanders in the quarter-finals in 2007.

19:15 

Hello and welcome to LIVE commentary as reigning champions New Zealand clash with France at the Millennium Stadium in the second World Cup quarter-final. Kick-off is at 20:00 GMT.