2007 France rugby union tour of New Zealand
Coach(es)Bernard Laporte
Tour captain(s)Pascal Pape
Top point scorer(s)Benjamin Boyet (11)
Top try scorer(s)Jean-Francois Coux (1)
Julien Laharrague (1)
Summary
P W D L
Total
02 00 00 02
Test match
02 00 00 02
Opponent
P W D L
 New Zealand
2 0 0 2
Tour chronology
Previous tourRomania & South Africa 2006
Next tourAustralia 2008

The 2007 France rugby union tour of new Zealand was a series of matches played in June 2007 in new Zealand by France national rugby union team.

The final rounds of the 2006–07 Top 14 season conflicted with the tour, so France sent a Test team short of 30 of their top players.[1] The team was labelled "France C" by the New Zealand media.[2] Featuring 11 new caps, France were defeated 42–11 in the first Test at Eden Park. The second Test was played the following week in Wellington, and the All Blacks achieved their largest ever victory over France with a 61–10 win. The defeat was France's heaviest in their history.

Results

2 June 2007
New Zealand  42–11  France
Try: Mauger 2, Sivivatu 2
So'oialo
Con: Carter, Evans 2
Weepu
Pen: Carter, Evans
Weepu
Report[3] Try: Coux
Pen: Boyet 2
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 42,000
Referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
New Zealand France
Leon MacDonald FB 15 FB Thomas Castaignede
Joe Rokocoko W 14 W Benjamin Thiery
Isaia Toeava C 13 C Arnaud Mignardi
Aaron Mauger C 12 C Jean-Philippe Grandclaude
Sitiveni Sivivatu W 11 W Jean-Francois Coux
Dan Carter FH 10 FH Benjamin Boyet yellow card
Piri Weepu SH 9 SH Nicolas Durand
Chris Masoe N8 8 N8 Sebastien Chabal
(capt.) Richie McCaw F 7 F Olivier Magne
Reuben Thorne F 6 F Gregory le Corvec
Ali Williams L 5 L Julien Pierre
Chris Jack L 4 L Pascal Pape (capt.)
Carl Hayman P 3 P Nicolas Mas
Keven Mealamu H 2 H Sebastien Bruno
Tony Woodcock P 1 P Christian Califano
Replacements
upward-facing green arrow Andrew Hore H 16 L Raphael Ibanez upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Neemia Tialata P 17 P Franck Montanella upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Troy Flavell L 18 L Olivier Olibeau upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Rodney So'oialo F 19 F Damien Chouly upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Brendon Leonard SH 20 W Mickael Forest upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Nick Evans FH 21 W Nicolas Laharrague upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Ma'a Nonu W 22 C Ludovic Valbon upward-facing green arrow
Coaches
New Zealand Graham Henry Bernard Laporte France

9 June 2007
New Zealand  61–10  France
Try: Collins, Evans
Kelleher, MacDonald
Mealamu, Oliver
Rokocoko 2, Toeava
Con: McAlister 5
Pen: McAlister 2
Report[4] Try: J.Laharrague
Con: Boyet
Pen: Boyet
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
New Zealand France
Leon MacDonald FB 15 FB Thomas Castaignede
Joe Rokocoko W 14 W Julien Laharrague
Isaia Toeava C 13 C Arnaud Mignardi
Luke McAlister C 12 C Lionel Mazars
Sitiveni Sivivatu W 11 W Jean-Francois Coux
Nick Evans FH 10 FH Benjamin Boyet
Byron Kelleher SH 9 SH Nicolas Durand
Rodney So'oialo N8 8 N8 Sebastien Chabal
(capt.) Richie McCaw F 7 F Olivier Magne
Jerry Collins F 6 F Damien Chouly
Ali Williams L 5 L Julien Pierre
Chris Jack L 4 L Pascal Pape (capt.)
Carl Hayman P 3 P Olivier Sourgens
Anton Oliver H 2 H Sebastien Bruno
Tony Woodcock P 1 P Christian Califano
Replacements
upward-facing green arrow Keven Mealamu H 16 F Raphael Ibanez upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Neemia Tialata P 17 P Nicolas Mas upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Troy Flavell L 18 L Olivier Olibeau upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Chris Masoe F 19 N8 Fulgence Ouedraogo upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Brendon Leonard SH 20 SH Mickael Forest upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Ma'a Nonu C 21 FH Nicolas Laharrague upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Doug Howlett FB 22 C Benjamin Thiery upward-facing green arrow
Coaches
New Zealand Graham Henry Bernard Laporte France

Notes

  1. ^ "All Blacks Crush France". The NZ Herald. 2 June 2007. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  2. ^ "France accuse All Blacks of disrespect". IOL Sport. 6 June 2007. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  3. ^ Park, Steve McMorran at Eden (2 June 2007). "Rugby union: New Zealand 42 - 11 France". Retrieved 14 September 2017 – via www.theguardian.com.
  4. ^ Gee, Jason (11 June 2007). "Rugby union: Laporte facing IRB charge". Retrieved 14 September 2017 – via www.theguardian.com.