All Blacks finish last test of the year with a solid win

Hip Hop Hollywood 27/11/2016

The All Blacks have survived a brutal encounter in Paris coming out on top 24-19.

The home side produced an impassioned first-half performance dominating possession and territory but it was the visitors who somehow found themselves in front 10-6 thanks to an Israel Dagg try.

The All Blacks scored two further tries in the second 40 – an intercept by Beauden Barrett and a powerhouse effort form Charlie Faumuina.

The All Blacks looked comfortable with 20 minutes to go – leading 24-9, however the French wouldn’t lie down and struck back thanks to a Louis Picamoles try to give the home-side a some momentum heading into the final quarter.

With four minutes left on the clock Julian Savea gave away a penalty at the ruck - which led to a French penalty to close the gap to five points and ensure a thrilling finish.

However the All Blacks showed their class in the last three minutes to hold onto the ball and close out the match.