All Blacks is in superb for as they are still unbeaten since the beginning of the rugby championship in 2012 and they never lose after that in the championship shows the consistency as a team.On the other hand France did not performed as they were expected as the second best side of the championship where they narrowly managed to escape from beaten by Australia after they clicked at the last ten minutes of the game.Duane Vermeulen of France is still not sure for the Les Bleus as he had to pass the fitness test before the match as France still waiting till the last moment.
All Blacks won nine out of ten matches played against France where the Les Bleus won once back in 2011 at Port Elizabeth.New Zealand so far played terrific game and play for their sixth consecutive win against the Les Bleus and the best ever winning streak of eight matches against France was at the early 2000.
Schalk Burger might get the opportunity if Duane is not able to play while Bismarck du Plessis gets the opportunity replacing Adrian Strauss to start the match which is also the only change from the squad of the last week.
France won 35 matches and lost 51 Tests after playing 88 matches against New Zealand where the Les Bleus managed to drew three matches. But France will get the home advantage this Saturday as they have a good record at their own backyard where they won 24 out of 45 matches played at home while lose twenty and draw once.And against the All Blacks France won 16 at home where New Zealand won 19 times is also an encouraging stat for the Les Bleus to catch their opponent in the record book.
The New Zealanders came to the game in a state of exceptional form, winning all their games with authority, endorsing Italy 101 points in the group stage, defeating England and Scotland by double points and sweeping the French themselves just three months before with a resounding 54 to 7. For their part, the French had done their homework by qualifying as first group after defeating Fiji, Namibia and Canada, and saved the honor of the Northern Hemisphere by defeating Argentina in the quarters by 47 to 26.
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The match starts very close, with French rehearsal and the start of an exciting duel between the two openings - Andrew Merthens for New Zealand and Chiristophe Lamaison for France - two of the best kickers in the history of rugby, who put the score in a adjusted 10 to 9 for the French with 22 minutes elapsed. But from there the game starts to face the All Blacks with one exhibition after another of Jonah Lomu, all muscle and all power, which forces the defense gala again and again until in the 24th minute he gets his first test with up to 6 Frenchmen hanging from it. 17-10 and the steamroller begins its function, which increases soon after starting the second part with another trial of Lomu, again with his personal stamp of power and strength.
But just as a couple of years before in that legendary match of V Nations against England (see The Revenge of Waterloo), when France seemed doomed to defeat, Christophe Lamaison reappears to respond with hope: after the serve of the center after the Lomu's rehearsal, the French forward chained several continuous phases that make her win 30 meters, what is necessary for Lamaison to play the drop and get it. 24-13 in the 47th minute and the French still believe.
And the Franch Rugby are coming up. The New Zealand team cannot keep the ball and the Gauls take advantage, increasing the pressure of play. A few minutes later they force a blow, which Lamaison passes between sticks, which is followed by another shortly after. 24-22 for the All Blacks and 18 minutes ahead.
Then the first miracle of the night occurs: kick to the Galtieh box that runs the small French wing, Christophe Dominici, surrounded by three moles New Zealand. The chances of catching the ball are tiny, but after a capricious boat is his hand that against all odds is made with the precious treasure, and manages to drain for after a very long race to try to the left of steps, accompanied in the studio by the cries of Bertrand Laporte in the French television, that exalted exclaimed "Christophe Dominici, c'est un genie!". France, against all odds, traces the match and is ahead: 24-29. But he did not stop there, and the show continued: Dominici's rehearsal was followed by those of Richard Dourthe, Christophe Lamaison and Georges Bernard-Sales, in an apotheosis scoring, that broke the New Zealand line again and again, to get to score 26 points in 13 minutes! 43-24 in the absence of 7 minutes. Already in the final moments, the favorite to take the World Cup managed to make up the result with a test of Wilson, leaving the final score in 43 to 31 for France.
And that's how the great final came to be: the great Australian defense against the great French attack, 6 days later at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. But what was seen in the semifinals was not repeated in the final, and the French attack was totally ineffective against a strong defense of Australia, without breaking even to the brand line once.
For their part, the Australians were doing their job little by little. Burke did not forgive the punishment punches, going up to a total of 7 between clubs, and the rehearsals were coming: Tune first, and Finegan later, they made the dominance in the score move away for the French, who could only defend with the accurate shots to sticks of Lamaison, who spent 4 throughout the game.