29 Nov 2009

Convincing win for All Blacks against France

11:23 am on 29 November 2009

New Zealand have beaten France by 39 points to 12 in their rugby Test at Marseille to regain the Dave Gallagher Trophy.

The All Blacks, wearing white jerseys, made a strong start in the first half on Saturday night, scoring three tries through winger Sitiveni Sivivatu, fullback Mils Muliainia and flanker Jerome Kaino to lead 22-12 at the break.

Winger Cory Jane and centre Conrad Smith added two tries in the second half.

France couldn't manage to score a try, but kicked three penalties and a drop goal.

Meanwhile, South Africa's northern hemisphere tour has ended with a 15-10 loss at Croke Park to Six Nations champions Ireland, who end the year unbeaten.

Australia thrashed Wales in Cardiff 33-12 to end their tour on a high note.

Italy beat Samoa 24-6, while Argentina had a 9-6 win over Scotland.