All Blacks hammer France at Eden Park

Last Updated June 09 2018, 11:44Rugby Union
New Zealand were far too good for France
New Zealand were far too good for France

New Zealand put on a second-half masterclass as they came from behind to hammer France 52-11 at Eden Park.

France broke the deadlock after six minutes when Remy Grosso claimed an interception try but Beauden Barrett reduced the deficit to two points with a long-range penalty in the 13th minute, before France kicked a penalty of their own six minutes later to make it 8-3.

The All Blacks levelled things up in the 21st minute when Barrett finished off a move which involved good link-up play with his brother Jordie.

A long-range penalty from Parra put France 11-8 up and, after an Anton Lienert-Brown try had been chalked off for an obstruction in the build-up, the visitors went into the break with a narrow lead.

But after pulling level seven minutes into the second half courtesy of Beauden Barrett's penalty, the world champions scored seven second-half tries to turn the game on its head.

With France's Paul Gabrillagues in the sin-bin after his 50th-minute yellow card, Codie Taylor and Ben Smith ran in quickfire tries as the floodgates opened, with Beauden Barrett adding the extras.

Rieko Ioane touched down in the corner in the 61st minute and, after Damian McKenzie and Ngani Laumape had put their names on the scoresheet, Ioane got his second before Ardie Savea completed the scoring late on.

Related rugby union links

Most Read

Check out Oli Bell's multiple for Saturday's horse racing1

Oli Bell: Saturday Yankee

Kevin Ryan's Terentum Star gets the nod in the Ripon feature as Oli Bell looks ahead to Saturday's ITV Racing action with a Yankee.

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package2

Saturday's Premier League tips

George Pitts brings you the best bets, Super 6 predictions and top stats for each of Saturday's four 3pm Premier League encounters.

Check out our free horse racing selections and preview for today's action3

Friday's racing preview

Nick Robson is backing Archie Watson to claim Listed success with Shumookhi at Newbury - he has a tip for every Friday race.

Paper Talk for Friday include Pogba, Ramsey and Willian4

Friday's Paper Talk

The futures of Paul Pogba, Aaron Ramsey and Willian feature in today's back pages, along with another blow for Tottenham's new stadium.

The Sporting Life accumulator5

Sporting Life Accumulator

Saturday afternoon's Sporting Life Accumulator is a 7/1 four-timer with the EFL sponsors Sky Bet.

Most Read

Check out Oli Bell's multiple for Saturday's horse racing1

Oli Bell: Saturday Yankee

Kevin Ryan's Terentum Star gets the nod in the Ripon feature as Oli Bell looks ahead to Saturday's ITV Racing action with a Yankee.

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package2

Saturday's Premier League tips

George Pitts brings you the best bets, Super 6 predictions and top stats for each of Saturday's four 3pm Premier League encounters.

Check out our free horse racing selections and preview for today's action3

Friday's racing preview

Nick Robson is backing Archie Watson to claim Listed success with Shumookhi at Newbury - he has a tip for every Friday race.

Paper Talk for Friday include Pogba, Ramsey and Willian4

Friday's Paper Talk

The futures of Paul Pogba, Aaron Ramsey and Willian feature in today's back pages, along with another blow for Tottenham's new stadium.

The Sporting Life accumulator5

Sporting Life Accumulator

Saturday afternoon's Sporting Life Accumulator is a 7/1 four-timer with the EFL sponsors Sky Bet.

Racing Tips

Teruntum Star: Has winning form at Ripon

Richard Mann: Teruntum taken to Star

Richard Mann previews the weekend action with high-quality racing taking place at Newmarket, Newbury and Ripon.

Check out Simon Holt's latest horse racing selections

Simon Holt: Breeze to blow them away

Simon Holt is backing Librisa Breeze to resume winning ways at Newbury and he has two more selections for Saturday's racing.

Check out Oli Bell's multiple for Saturday's horse racing

Oli Bell: Saturday Yankee

Kevin Ryan's Terentum Star gets the nod in the Ripon feature as Oli Bell looks ahead to Saturday's ITV Racing action with a Yankee.

Next Race Off
16:15 Fairview
2
(6)
Love Dove
J: A Domeyer
5
(13)
Klever Kathy
J: M Yeni
6
(2)
Bikini Model
J: Luyolo Mxothwa

Football Tips

Our best bets for Birmingham's clash with Swansea

Birmingham v Swansea betting tips

Friday night's Sky Bet Championship action sees Birmingham host Swansea. Tom Carnduff picks out a best bet for the game.

Our best bets for the latest round of Sky Bet EFL action

Sky Bet EFL betting preview

After five winning tips from six last week, including a 6/1 headline, Tom Carnduff looks at the latest round of EFL games.

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package

Saturday's Premier League tips

George Pitts brings you the best bets, Super 6 predictions and top stats for each of Saturday's four 3pm Premier League encounters.