Monday, June 04, 2007

All Blacks V France


I know I haven't put up a new blog in a while, but not much has been happening lately. But the All Blacks were in town on Friday night with the first game of their international season. Turned out to be an easy win over a somewhat understrength French side.

They really like there pre-match buildup down here with fireworks and a dance performance involving about 100 people. The match itself was pretty good even if it was one sided. The All Blacks almost scored a try in the first minute, but it took them another 35 minutes before they finally got one, and then added another before half time to put their superiority on the score board.

In the second half the French were really struggling to match the fitness of the All Blacks, and at one stage the game was heald up for a few minutes while 4 French players received treatment for injuries.

Almost a full house of 41,500 at Eden Park, which will host the Rugby World Cup final in 2011 (with some renovations and extra capacity).

Haka - France Anthem - New Zealand Anthem

2 Comments:

Blogger CiarĂ¡n said...

Watched it live on Sky at half eight in the morning here. Not a great game. They were too strong for the French by far.

5:33 AM  
Blogger paulhurley76 said...

The second test was a better game, and even Canada gave them a good match last night, but they still won 64-13.

9:32 PM  

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