1 Nov 2009

Kiwis trounce French in Four Nations rugby league

9:06 am on 1 November 2009

New Zealand's trounced France 62-12 in their Four Nations rugby league match in Toulouse this morning.

Captain Benji Marshall began the scoring glut for the Kiwis with a try in just the fourth minute, and the world champions went into the halftime break ahead 16-6.

Play opened up in the second spell as the home side tired, with New Zealand running in a further eight tries, including a hat-trick for Sam Perrett, and a double to both Lance Hohaia and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.

In the earlier match, Australia won a tighter affair against England, 26-16.