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15.November.2017

All Blacks v France XV

Lyon

6:55 AM

28-23

Right place, right time for Whitelock

Highlanders and Canterbury No.8, one Test All Black Luke Whitelock will lead the All Blacks in their midweek game against the France XV in Lyon on Wednesday (NZT).
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Squire keen to make up for lost time

Flanker Liam Squire is keen to make up for lost time caused by a virus in the early stages of the All Blacks northern tour when taking the field in Lyon against the France XV on Wednesday (NZT).
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Sopoaga, Kerr-Barlow relish starting chance

All Blacks inside-back understudies halfback Tawera Kerr-Barlow and first five-eighths Lima Sopoaga will provide essential leadership for the side when they take on France XV in Lyon on Wednesday (NZT).
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'Old-fashioned' All Blacks show French the way

'Old-fashioned rugby' was how French newspaper Le Monde described the All Blacks' 38-18 win over France on Sunday (NZT).
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France XV will have to adjust quickly

France XV lock and captain Yoann Maestri hopes his side can adjust quickly to the challenge they face in meeting the All Blacks in Lyon on Wednesday.
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Call-up has its reward for Luke Whitelock

All Blacks captain against the France XV in Lyon on Wednesday (NZT) Luke Whitelock left New Zealand two weeks ago expecting to play for the Barbarians against the All Blacks and then return home.
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All Blacks emerge with hard-fought win

Facing a spirited and competitive France XV, the All Blacks emerged with a 28-23 win in an exciting contest which provided a useful introduction to international play for several new All Blacks.
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Coach Hansen happy with midweek performance

'Mission accomplished' was All Blacks' coach Steve Hansen's assessment of his side's 28-23 win over the France XV in Lyon on Wednesday (NZT).
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