Posted on 8th Jun 2013 @ 11:57 AM
A spluttering All Black side continued their lengthy winning record at Eden Park but only just against a tenacious visiting French team.
The 23-13 margin offered scant evidence of the anxiety which enveloped the All Blacks. For large parts of the match they were harassed and disrupted by a rollicking French display.
The dream of repeating the wondrous win from 1994, the last time any side beat the All Blacks on this ground, was alive for France throughout the match.