Wellington hosted the second Test between France and the NZ rugby team, the "All Blacks" on a wonderful cool crisp yet calm evening in the capital. It was a full house at the Westpac Stadium ... 36,000 plus and the win means that most will enjoy a great night on the town after the game ... especially in Courtney Place
Rampant All Blacks forward power and superior attacking skills in the backs ran France ragged in a nine try feast to win by a record 61-10. The All Blacks were dominant throughout playing with much greater cohesion and employing some deft individual touches spread right across the team. There were moments of looseness which allowed the French to snare ball, as when they scored their 15th minute try in the second half, but the opportunities were generally few and far between and well contained. Such was the All Blacks dominance that any French success was immediately countered with yet another try.