18th October 03:07 AM
Naholo scores a double to help All Blacks beat France 38-18
By Dhanjay Deo
Sunday 12/11/2017
Waisake Naholo scores for the All Blacks against France

Waisake Naholo scored two tries as the All Blacks kicked off their northern hemisphere rugby tour with a 38‑18 win against France in Paris.

Tries from Dane Coles, Ryan Crotty, Sam Cane and a Waisake Naholo brace proved too much for France who scored through Teddy Thomas and a penalty try.

It was a scrappy affair with plenty of knock‑ons and a lot of time was consumed with scrum resets.

The All Blacks blew the French out of the water in the first‑half.

The #AllBlacks have retained the Dave Gallaher Trophy with a 38-18 win over France in Paris 

Les Bleus had a golden spell during the opening thirteen minutes of the second half in which they made the scoreline slightly more respectable.

Meanwhile, Semesa Rokoduguni and Nathan Hughes scored a try each as England got their end‑of‑year international rugby campaign off to a winning start beating Argentina 21‑8 at Twickenham this morning.

The tries came either side of the break with George Ford kicking 11 points, while Nicolas Sanchez crossed for Argentina late on in the contest.

England broke from nowhere in the 65th minute and crossed through Rokoduguni, who collected Henry Slade's flat pass and dived over on the right wing.

In other matches, Australia beat Wales 29‑21, Scotland withstood a second-half Samoa fightback to win 44‑38 at Murrayfield and Ireland were in fine form as they claimed a deserved 38‑3 win over South Africa in Dublin.

Source: PlanetRugby / Stuff.co

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