As it happened: All Blacks dig deep to finish season on high

All Blacks first-five Beauden Barrett in action against France. Photo / Brett Phibbs
All Blacks first-five Beauden Barrett in action against France. Photo / Brett Phibbs

There will be no rock under the towel this summer for the All Blacks after they produced a performance that demanded they dig to the deepest parts of themselves.

It was a game that required the All Blacks to show cool under pressure, to take all their half chances when they came and defend with the same relentless desire they had the week before. Not easy things to do in the final game of the year - but they were done and the win came to cap a year that was quite outstanding.


All Blacks v France - Match centre

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