All roads lead to Stade de France on 11th for a massive game as France hosts All Blacks. The last time the two teams met was in a mouthwatering clash. The last years were All Blacks managed to see off a spirited France side 24-19.
Paris Meeting New Zealand vs. France Rugby 11 Nov 2017
The New Zealand is a great team in rugby and the French team must be well prepared for the battle.The game lasted for over 100 minutes and All Blacks were able to snatch the victory after France ensured that the visitors could not get an easy win. Moreover, Guy Noves expects his team to fight the word go and try to see off a team that is in form after their latest 31-22 victory over determined Barbarians.In a corresponding match played last year, New Zealand managed to hold on to the lead despite a spirited comeback by a determined France.
New Zealand at France Schedule
The Line-Up has announced for Paris Meeting New Zealand vs. France Rugby 11 Nov 2017. So, let’s see the veterans of both teams.
Saturday Player Line-Up (France)
Nans Ducuing, Thomas, Geoffrey Doumayrou, Mathieu Bastareaud, Yoann Huget, Anthony Belleau, Antoine Dupont, Jefferson Poirot, Guilhem Guirado (captain), Rabah Slimani, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Paul Gabrillagues, Judicael Cancoriet, Kevin Gourdon, Louis Picamoles.
November 11th Player Line-Up (New Zealand)
Damian McKenzie, Waisake Naholo, Ryan Crotty, Sonny Bill Williams, Akira Ioane, Beauden Barrett, Conrad Smith, Kane Hames, Dane Coles, Nepo Laulala, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock, Vaea Fifita, Sam Cane, Kieran Read (captain).
New Zealand vs. France Caliber
Whitlock expects a physical game from France same as the game they had last November. According to All Blacks veterans Wyatt Crockett and Sam Whitelock, the French play a physical game in a passionate way. Furthermore, they will have to step things up when they will be playing this Saturday. The two veterans understand that this particular game will not be a walk in the park because of the physicality of the French.
November 11 Match Winning Chances
The win ratio for France against All Blacks remains at 44% (23/52) since 2008. The last time France beat All Blacks in Paris 1973 and out of 19 matches between the two sides, France has lost 17 times. Veterans Wyatt Crockets and Sam Whitelock return for All Blacks on Saturday after sitting out of their win over Barbarians.