All Blacks, No Fear

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The All Blacks are in Paris this week for a test match against the French team on Saturday. They play in Europe for the Fall Round.

This is a real challenge for the French players. Indeed, New Zealand’s technics is a symbol of perfection and strength. Players like Richie McCaw or Dan Carter are models for many others around the world and they are part of rugby history.

The All Blacks appear as a high mountain, hard to climb and dangerous because of the players’ physical strength. The typical player of the New Zealand team is 1.87m high and 102kg heavy, much more massive than French one.

The All Blacks are 2 times World Champions (1987,2011) and they have reached the final stage of the competition 7 times.

Concerning the confrontation between France and New Zealand, figures are terrifying. France only won 12 matches while New Zealand won 42 of them.

Saturday’s meeting is a big step for the French team. Players would have to show a strong determination to reverse the Black pack.

Thomas Bastard, IEJ 3G1

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