2013 France rugby union tour of New Zealand

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2013 France rugby union tour of New Zealand
Coach(es) Philippe Saint-André
Tour captain(s) Thierry Dusautoir
Top point scorer(s) Jean-Marc Doussain (24)
Top try scorer(s) Noa Nakaitaci (2)
Top test point scorer(s) Jean-Marc Doussain (6)
Top test try scorer(s) Wesley Fofana (1)
Summary
P W D L
Total
04 01 00 03
Test match
03 00 00 03
Opponent
P W D L
 New Zealand
3 0 0 3
Tour chronology
Previous tour Argentina 2012
Next tour Australia 2014

In June 2013, France played a three-test series against New Zealand as part of the 2013 mid-year rugby test series.[1] This was the sides' first encounter since they met in the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final, which New Zealand won 8–7. It was France's first test series against the All Blacks since their 2009 two-test tour of New Zealand, which ended in a 1–1 draw.

The tour began at the stadium where they last played each other, Eden Park in Auckland on 8 June. Following this, they played a mid-week match against the Auckland Super Rugby franchise, the Blues, at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland on 11 June.[2] The second test was played in Christchurch at Rugby League Park on 15 June, and the third test at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth on 22 June.

Fixtures[edit]

Date and time Venue Home Score Away
8 June 2013, 19:35 NZST (UTC+12) Eden Park, Auckland New Zealand  23–13  France
11 June 2013, 19:05 NZST (UTC+12) North Harbour Stadium, Auckland Blues New Zealand 15–38  France
15 June 2013, 19:35 NZST (UTC+12) Rugby League Park, Christchurch New Zealand  30–0  France
22 June 2013, 19:35 NZST (UTC+12) Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth New Zealand  24-9  France

Squads[edit]

France[edit]

On 14 May, head coach Philippe Saint-André named a 35-man squad for the fixtures against New Zealand and the Blues.[3] The selection created controversy when South African-born prop Daniel Kötze and flank Bernard Le Roux and Fijian-born wing Noa Nakaitaci (qualifying on residency grounds) were chosen ahead of in-form French-born players. The most notable absentees were wing Vincent Clerc (injured with his club), captain and lock Pascal Papé (injured during the Six Nations Championship) and fly-half François Trinh-Duc (deemed out of form, with Camille Lopez and Rémi Talès chosen ahead of him).

Wing Alexis Palisson withdrew from the squad due to injury and was replaced with Marc Andreu prior to the first test.[4] Injured during the first test, flank Fulgence Ouedraogo also withdrew from the tour and was replaced in the squad by Damien Chouly.[5]

Head Coach: Philippe Saint-André

  • Caps and ages are to first Test (8 June 2013)

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Guilhem Guirado Hooker (1986-06-17)17 June 1986 (aged 26) 17 France Perpignan
Benjamin Kayser Hooker (1984-07-26)26 July 1984 (aged 28) 17 France Clermont
Dimitri Szarzewski Hooker (1983-01-26)26 January 1983 (aged 30) 69 France Racing Métro
Eddy Ben Arous Prop (1990-08-25)25 August 1990 (aged 22) 0 France Racing Métro
Vincent Debaty Prop (1981-10-02)2 October 1981 (aged 31) 16 France Clermont
Thomas Domingo Prop (1985-08-20)20 August 1985 (aged 27) 24 France Clermont
Luc Ducalcon Prop (1984-01-02)2 January 1984 (aged 29) 14 France Racing Métro
Daniel Kötze Prop (1987-03-28)28 March 1987 (aged 26) 0 France Clermont
Nicolas Mas Prop (1980-05-23)23 May 1980 (aged 33) 61 France Perpignan
Alexandre Flanquart Lock (1989-10-09)9 October 1989 (aged 23) 0 France Stade Français
Yoann Maestri Lock (1988-01-14)14 January 1988 (aged 25) 14 France Toulouse
Christophe Samson Lock (1984-03-01)1 March 1984 (aged 29) 4 France Castres
Sébastien Vahaamahina Lock (1991-10-21)21 October 1991 (aged 21) 3 France Perpignan
Damien Chouly* Flanker (1985-11-27)27 November 1985 (aged 27) 9 France Clermont
Thierry Dusautoir (c) Flanker (1981-11-18)18 November 1981 (aged 31) 59 France Toulouse
Bernard Le Roux Flanker (1989-06-04)4 June 1989 (aged 24) 0 France Racing Métro
Yannick Nyanga Flanker (1983-12-19)19 December 1983 (aged 29) 31 France Toulouse
Fulgence Ouedraogo* Flanker (1986-07-21)21 July 1986 (aged 26) 32 France Montpellier
Antonie Claassen Number 8 (1984-10-20)20 October 1984 (aged 28) 3 France Castres
Louis Picamoles Number 8 (1986-02-05)5 February 1986 (aged 27) 36 France Toulouse
Jean-Marc Doussain Scrum-half (1991-02-12)12 February 1991 (aged 22) 1 France Toulouse
Maxime Machenaud Scrum-half (1988-12-30)30 December 1988 (aged 24) 8 France Racing Métro
Camille Lopez Fly-half (1989-04-03)3 April 1989 (aged 24) 0 France Bordeaux Bègles
Frédéric Michalak Fly-half (1982-10-16)16 October 1982 (aged 30) 64 France Toulon
Rémi Tales Fly-half (1984-05-02)2 May 1984 (aged 29) 0 France Castres
Mathieu Bastareaud Centre (1988-09-17)17 September 1988 (aged 24) 14 France Toulon
Gaël Fickou Centre (1994-03-27)27 March 1994 (aged 19) 1 France Toulouse
Wesley Fofana Centre (1988-01-20)20 January 1988 (aged 25) 15 France Clermont
Florian Fritz Centre (1984-01-17)17 January 1984 (aged 29) 29 France Toulouse
Maxime Mermoz Centre (1986-07-28)28 July 1986 (aged 26) 24 France Toulon
Marc Andreu Wing (1985-12-27)27 December 1985 (aged 27) 6 France Castres
Maxime Médard Wing (1986-11-18)18 November 1986 (aged 26) 32 France Toulouse
Noa Nakaitaci Wing (1990-07-11)11 July 1990 (aged 22) 0 France Clermont
Adrien Planté Wing (1985-04-25)25 April 1985 (aged 28) 0 France Perpignan
Yoann Huget Wing (1987-06-02)2 June 1987 (aged 26) 17 France Toulouse
Brice Dulin Fullback (1990-04-13)13 April 1990 (aged 23) 5 France Castres

Note*: Chouly joined the squad between the first two tests after Ouedraogo came off injured in the first test.

New Zealand[edit]

New Zealand 32-man squad for the 2013 mid-year series to be played against France. The squad includes Matt Todd, who is included as injury cover for Sam Whitelock—who is not expected to be available until the third Test. All players play Super Rugby and provincial rugby within New Zealand.[6]

Prop Joe Moody was added to the squad as prop cover should all the original props not be available for the first test.[7]

  • Head Coach: New Zealand Steve Hansen
  • Caps and ages are to first Test (8 June 2013)
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.
Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Dane Coles Hooker (1986-12-10)10 December 1986 (aged 26) 4 New Zealand Hurricanes
Andrew Hore Hooker (1978-09-13)13 September 1978 (aged 34) 74 New Zealand Highlanders
Keven Mealamu Hooker (1979-03-20)20 March 1979 (aged 34) 102 New Zealand Blues
Ben Afeaki Prop (1988-01-12)12 January 1988 (aged 25) 0 New Zealand Chiefs
Wyatt Crockett Prop (1983-01-24)24 January 1983 (aged 30) 11 New Zealand Crusaders
Ben Franks Prop (1984-03-27)27 March 1984 (aged 29) 23 New Zealand Hurricanes
Owen Franks Prop (1987-12-23)23 December 1987 (aged 25) 45 New Zealand Crusaders
Joe Moody Prop (1988-09-18)18 September 1988 (aged 24) 0 New Zealand Crusaders
Tony Woodcock Prop (1981-01-27)27 January 1981 (aged 32) 96 New Zealand Highlanders
Brodie Retallick Lock (1991-05-31)31 May 1991 (aged 22) 13 New Zealand Chiefs
Luke Romano Lock (1986-02-16)16 February 1986 (aged 27) 11 New Zealand Crusaders
Jeremy Thrush Lock (1985-04-19)19 April 1985 (aged 28) 0 New Zealand Hurricanes
Sam Whitelock Lock (1988-10-12)12 October 1988 (aged 24) 39 New Zealand Crusaders
Sam Cane Flanker (1992-01-13)13 January 1992 (aged 21) 5 New Zealand Chiefs
Steve Luatua Flanker (1991-04-29)29 April 1991 (aged 22) 0 New Zealand Blues
Liam Messam Flanker (1984-03-25)25 March 1984 (aged 29) 20 New Zealand Chiefs
Matt Todd Flanker (1988-03-24)24 March 1988 (aged 25) 0 New Zealand Crusaders
Kieran Read (c) Number 8 (1985-10-26)26 October 1985 (aged 27) 48 New Zealand Crusaders
Victor Vito Number 8 (1987-03-27)27 March 1987 (aged 26) 20 New Zealand Hurricanes
Tawera Kerr-Barlow Scrum-half (1990-08-15)15 August 1990 (aged 22) 2 New Zealand Chiefs
Aaron Smith Scrum-half (1988-11-21)21 November 1988 (aged 24) 13 New Zealand Highlanders
Piri Weepu Scrum-half (1983-09-07)7 September 1983 (aged 29) 69 New Zealand Blues
Beauden Barrett Fly-half (1991-05-27)27 May 1991 (aged 22) 5 New Zealand Hurricanes
Dan Carter Fly-half (1982-03-05)5 March 1982 (aged 31) 94 New Zealand Crusaders
Aaron Cruden Fly-half (1989-01-08)8 January 1989 (aged 24) 20 New Zealand Chiefs
Ma'a Nonu Centre (1982-05-21)21 May 1982 (aged 31) 76 New Zealand Highlanders
Rene Ranger Centre (1986-09-30)30 September 1986 (aged 26) 3 New Zealand Blues
Francis Saili Centre (1991-02-16)16 February 1991 (aged 22) 0 New Zealand Blues
Conrad Smith Centre (1981-10-12)12 October 1981 (aged 31) 66 New Zealand Hurricanes
Charles Piutau Wing (1991-10-31)31 October 1991 (aged 21) 0 New Zealand Blues
Julian Savea Wing (1990-08-07)7 August 1990 (aged 22) 9 New Zealand Hurricanes
Israel Dagg Fullback (1988-06-06)6 June 1988 (aged 25) 25 New Zealand Crusaders
Ben Smith Fullback (1986-06-01)1 June 1986 (aged 27) 12 New Zealand Highlanders

Background[edit]

Following their later encounter in the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final France and New Zealand had different fortunes.

France, under the leadership of newly appointed head coach Philippe Saint-André, endured a mixed 2012 Six Nations Championship (ending 4th with 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses) which was the last outing of several key figures of the squad with the likes of Julien Bonnaire, Imanol Harinordoquy, Lionel Nallet, Jean-Baptiste Poux, Aurélien Rougerie, William Servat and Dimitri Yachvili playing their last games in the France jersey while only a couple of players (Wesley Fofana and Yoann Maestri) received their first caps. The Summer tour of Argentina then marked the rise of new players like Brice Dulin, Maxime Machenaud, Fofana and Maestri and saw the return in the mix of Thomas Domingo (who had missed on the World Cup due to injury), Yoann Huget (who had missed on the World Cup due to suspension) and Frédéric Michalak (back from his stint in Super Rugby after having fallen out of favour of French rugby) while experienced players like Vincent Clerc and Thierry Dusautoir were rested, the captaincy being handed to Pascal Papé. The Series was drawn 1-1. France then ended 2012 on a high with three straight wins in the Autumn Internationals over Australia, Argentina and Samoa, claiming the fourth spot in the IRB World Rankings which gave them First Seed status for the 2015 Rugby World Cup draw thus avoiding New Zealand, Australia and South Africa at pool stage. However the 2013 Six Nations Championship was a real disappointment as France ended up bottom of the table, claiming only one win and a draw with a squad that had not much evolved since the previous Summer - Antonie Claassen, Gaël Fickou, Jocelino Suta and Sébastien Vahaamahina being the only new caps while long-time absentees Mathieu Bastareaud and Yannick Nyanga were recalled. Philippe Saint-André stated that the Top 14 final being played just one week prior to the first test, players taking part in this final and thus joining the squad late would not feature in the first test.[8]

New Zealand also started 2012 with a new head coach with former assistant coach Steve Hansen taking over Graham Henry's role. The All Blacks whitewashed Ireland during their Summer tour, winning the series 3-0 with a remarkable 60-0 victory in the third Test, their largest ever winning margin over Ireland. New Zealand followed with a perfect 2012 Rugby Championship - which featured Argentina for the first time - winning all six of their games. However their traditional Bledisloe Cup match in October put an end to their 16-game winning streak when they drew (18-18) with Australia. The All Blacks went on to hammer Scotland, Italy and Wales (scoring 30+ points each time) in the end-of-year tests before suffering their first defeat in two years at the hands of England on December 1. New Zealand however remained on top of the IRB World Rankings and were given Top Seed status for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Starting in January 2013, stalwart All Blacks captain Richie McCaw was granted a six-month sabbatical from rugby to try and extend his career up to the 2015 World Cup. He has thus not taken any part in the 2013 Super Rugby campaign nor will he take part in the mid-year tests series against France. He is due to resume his international career in the 2013 Rugby Championship after a few stints with his Christchurch club side.

Matches[edit]

8 June 2013
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  23–13  France
Try: A. Smith 32' c
Cane 37' c
Con: Cruden (2/2) 33', 38
Pen: Cruden (3/6) 21', 60', 74'
Report[9] Try: Fofana 9' c
Con: Machenaud (1/1) 10'
Pen: Machenaud (1/2) 35'
Lopez (1/1) 46'
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 45,561
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Israel Dagg Substituted off 66'
RW 14 Ben Smith
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Julian Savea
FH 10 Aaron Cruden Substituted off 74'
SH 9 Aaron Smith Substituted off 65'
N8 8 Kieran Read (c)
OF 7 Sam Cane
BF 6 Liam Messam
RL 5 Brodie Retallick
LL 4 Luke Romano
TP 3 Owen Franks Substituted off 60'
HK 2 Dane Coles Substituted off 55'
LP 1 Wyatt Crockett Substituted off 74'
Replacements:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu Substituted in 55'
PR 17 Ben Franks Substituted in 60'
PR 18 Ben Afeaki Substituted in 74'
LK 19 Jeremy Thrush
FL 20 Victor Vito
SH 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow Substituted in 65'
FH 22 Beauden Barrett Substituted in 74'
CE 23 Rene Ranger Substituted in 66'
Coach:
New Zealand Steve Hansen
FB 15 Yoann Huget
RW 14 Adrien Planté
OC 13 Florian Fritz Substituted off 69'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Maxime Médard
FH 10 Camille Lopez Substituted off 65'
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud Substituted off 42'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles
OF 7 Fulgence Ouedraogo Substituted off 36'
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Yoann Maestri Substituted off 70'
LL 4 Sébastien Vahaamahina
TP 3 Luc Ducalcon Substituted off 51'
HK 2 Dimitri Szarzewski Substituted off 57'
LP 1 Thomas Domingo Substituted off 51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Guilhem Guirado Substituted in 57'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty Substituted in 51'
PR 18 Daniel Kötze Substituted in 51'
LK 19 Alexandre Flanquart Substituted in 70'
FL 20 Yannick Nyanga Substituted in 36'
SH 21 Jean-Marc Doussain Substituted in 42'
FH 22 Frédéric Michalak Substituted in 65'
CE 23 Maxime Mermoz Substituted in 69'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André

Man of the Match:
Ben Smith (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
James Leckie (Australia)
Television match official:
Matt Goddard (Australia)


11 June 2013
19:05 NZST (UTC+12)
Blues New Zealand 15–38  France
Try: Parsons 57' m
Moala 62' c
Con: McKenzie (1/2) 63'
Pen: Kerr (1/1) 2'
Report[10] Try: Fickou 44' c
Nakaitaci 48' c, 51' m
Kayser 66' c
Con: Doussain (3/4) 45', 49', 67'
Pen: Doussain (4/5) 4', 10', 21', 24'
FB 15 Marty McKenzie
RW 14 Frank Halai
OC 13 Malakai Fekitoa
IC 12 Jackson Willison
LW 11 George Moala
FH 10 Baden Kerr Substituted off 17'
SH 9 Jamison Gibson-Park Substituted off 52'
N8 8 Peter Saili
OF 7 Brendon O'Connor
BF 6 Kane Barrett Substituted off 43'
RL 5 Culum Retallick
LL 4 Anthony Boric Substituted off 50'
TP 3 Ofa Tu'ungafasi Substituted off 57' Substituted in 72'
HK 2 James Parsons (c) Substituted off 66'
LP 1 Sam Prattley Substituted off 72'
Replacements:
HK 16 Quentin MacDonald Substituted in 66'
PR 17 Angus Ta'avao Substituted in 57'
LK 18 Liaki Moli Substituted in 50'
LK 19 Ronald Raaymakers
FL 20 Sean Polwart Substituted in 43'
FH 21 Chris Noakes Substituted in 17' Substituted off 52'
CE 22 Tevita Li Substituted in 52'
SH 23 Wayne Ngaluafe Substituted in 52'
Coach:
New Zealand Sir John Kirwan
FB 15 Maxime Médard Substituted off 50'
RW 14 Noa Nakaitaci
OC 13 Gaël Fickou
IC 12 Maxime Mermoz
LW 11 Marc Andreu
FH 10 Rémi Talès Substituted off 47'
SH 9 Jean-Marc Doussain Substituted off 68'
N8 8 Antonie Claassen
OF 7 Bernard Le Roux Substituted off 52'
BF 6 Yannick Nyanga (c) Substituted off 50'
RL 5 Alexandre Flanquart
LL 4 Christophe Samson Substituted off 60'
TP 3 Nicolas Mas Substituted off 52'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado
LP 1 Eddy Ben Arous Substituted off 57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser Substituted in 50'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty Substituted in 57'
PR 18 Daniel Kötze Substituted in 52'
LK 19 Sébastien Vahaamahina Substituted in 60'
N8 20 Damien Chouly Substituted in 52'
SH 21 Frédéric Michalak Substituted in 47'
FH 22 Camille Lopez Substituted in 68'
FB 23 Brice Dulin Substituted in 50'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André

Touch judges:
Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
Sheldon Eden-Whaitiri (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Glenn Newman (New Zealand)


15 June 2013
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  30–0  France
Try: Savea 3', c
B Smith 48' c
Barrett 76' c
Con: Cruden (3/3) 4', 49', 77'
Pen: Cruden (3/4) 22', 54', 64'
Report[12] Pen: Michalak (0/1)
Drop: Michalak (0/2)
FB 15 Israel Dagg
RW 14 Ben Smith Substituted off 75'
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Julian Savea Substituted off 59'
FH 10 Aaron Cruden
SH 9 Aaron Smith Substituted off 59'
N8 8 Kieran Read (c)
OF 7 Sam Cane
BF 6 Liam Messam Substituted off 62'
RL 5 Sam Whitelock Substituted off 68'
LL 4 Luke Romano
TP 3 Owen Franks Substituted off 68'
HK 2 Dane Coles Substituted off 58'
LP 1 Wyatt Crockett Substituted off 62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrew Hore Substituted in 58'
PR 17 Tony Woodcock Substituted in 62'
PR 18 Ben Franks Substituted in 68'
LK 19 Jeremy Thrush Substituted in 68'
FL 20 Victor Vito Substituted in 62'
SH 21 Piri Weepu Substituted in 59'
FH 22 Beauden Barrett Substituted in 75'
CE 23 Rene Ranger Substituted in 59'
Coach:
New Zealand Steve Hansen
FB 15 Maxime Médard Substituted off 40'
RW 14 Adrien Planté
OC 13 Florian Fritz Substituted off 59'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Yoann Huget
FH 10 Frédéric Michalak
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud Substituted off 64'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles Substituted off 53'
OF 7 Bernard Le Roux
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Christophe Samson Substituted off 64'
TP 3 Nicolas Mas Substituted off 67'
HK 2 Dimitri Szarzewski Substituted off 50'
LP 1 Thomas Domingo Substituted off 67'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser Substituted in 50'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty Substituted in 67'
PR 18 Luc Ducalcon Substituted in 67'
LK 19 Sébastien Vahaamahina Substituted in 64'
FL 20 Yannick Nyanga Substituted in 53'
FB 21 Brice Dulin Substituted in 40'
FH 22 Rémi Tales Substituted in 64'
CE 23 Mathieu Bastareaud Substituted in 59'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
James Leckie (Australia)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

  • Captaining the All Blacks for the third time, Kieran Read earned his 50th cap in this match.
  • New Zealand's 30-0 win was the first time France has failed to score points against the All Blacks.
  • Bernard Le Roux and Rémi Tales earned their first full international caps for France in this match.
  • Jeremy Thrush earned his first full international cap for New Zealand in this match.
  • Having won the first two Tests, the All Blacks had already won the Series at this stage.

22 June 2013
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  24–9  France
Try: B Smith 35' m
Barrett 80'
Con: Carter (1/2) 80+1'
Pen: Carter (4/6) 15', 49', 58', 72'
Report[13] Pen: Doussain (2/4) 39', 45'
Drop: Fritz 7'
FB 15 Israel Dagg
RW 14 Ben Smith
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu Substituted off 77'
LW 11 Rene Ranger Substituted off 72'
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Piri Weepu Substituted off 41'
N8 8 Kieran Read (c)
OF 7 Sam Cane Substituted off 72'
BF 6 Victor Vito Substituted off 70'
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Luke Romano
TP 3 Owen Franks
HK 2 Andrew Hore Substituted off 63'
LP 1 Wyatt Crockett Substituted off 41'
Replacements:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu Substituted in 63'
PR 17 Tony Woodcock Substituted in 41'
PR 18 Ben Franks
FL 19 Steve Luatua Substituted in 70'
N8 20 Matt Todd Substituted in 72'
SH 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow Substituted in 41'
FH 22 Beauden Barrett Substituted in 77'
WG 23 Charles Piutau Substituted in 72'
Coach:
New Zealand Steve Hansen
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Marc Andreu
OC 13 Florian Fritz Substituted off 63'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Yoann Huget Sent to blood bin 3' to 9'
FH 10 Rémi Tales Substituted off 72'
SH 9 Jean-Marc Doussain Substituted off 58'
N8 8 Antonie Claassen Substituted off 72'
OF 7 Damien Chouly
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Yoann Maestri Temporarily suspended from 71' to end' 71' to end'
LL 4 Alexandre Flanquart Substituted off 58'
TP 3 Nicolas Mas Substituted off 64'
HK 2 Benjamin Kayser Substituted off 64'
LP 1 Thomas Domingo Substituted off 64'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dimitri Szarzewski Substituted in 64'
PR 17 Eddy Ben Arous Substituted in 64'
PR 18 Luc Ducalcon Substituted in 64'
LK 19 Sébastien Vahaamahina Substituted in 58'
FL 20 Bernard Le Roux Substituted in 72'
SH 21 Maxime Machenaud Substituted in 58'
FH 22 Camille Lopez Substituted in 72'
CE 23 Mathieu Bastareaud Substituted in 3' Substituted off 9' Substituted in 63'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André

Touch judges:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Wayne Barnes (England)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

Aftermath[edit]

Following the tour the All Blacks went on to record a perfect 2013 Rugby Championship against Argentina, Australia and South Africa with six wins out of six matches for the second time in a row in as many instances of the competition.

During the end-of-year internationals they went on to beat successively Australia, Japan, France, England and Ireland thus finishing 2013 undefeated with 14 wins out of 14 matches, the first national team to ever achieve this feat in the professional era.

After suffering their fourth defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the same year in their first match of the end-of-year internationals, France overcame Tonga before losing to South Africa thus finishing the year with only two wins out of eleven matches.

France then experienced a mixed 2014 Six Nations Championship with three wins (against England and Italy at home and Scotland away) and two losses (to Wales away and Ireland at home), ending up fourth.

During the 2014 mid-year internationals New Zealand hosted England while France toured Australia.

See also[edit]

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