10 Nov 2013

All Blacks tested by France says Hansen

5:26 pm on 10 November 2013

Coach Steve Hansen says New Zealand was pushed to the limit by France in the All Blacks' narrow 26-19 win in Paris on Sunday morning.

Charles Piutau and Kieran Reid scored in the two tries to one victory, after the half time score was locked at nine-all.

Hansen says the French played particularly well testing the All Blacks strength and mental resolve.

He says New Zealand had to fight hard for the victory.