June 7, 2018 / 6:32 AM / 13 days ago

FACTBOX-Rugby-New Zealand v France first test

WELLINGTON, June 7 (Reuters) - Factbox on the first test between New Zealand and France on Saturday:

When: June 9, 7.35 pm local (0735 GMT)

Where: Eden Park, Auckland (Capacity: 50,000)

Referee: Luke Pearce (England)

Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), John Lacey (Ireland) TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)

NEW ZEALAND

World ranking: 1

Coach: Steve Hansen

Captain: Sam Whitelock

Team: 15-Jordie Barrett, 14-Ben Smith, 13-Anton Lienert-Brown, 12-Ryan Crotty, 11-Rieko Ioane, 10-Beauden Barrett, 9-Aaron Smith, 8-Luke Whitelock, 7-Sam Cane, 6-Liam Squire, 5-Scott Barrett, 4-Sam Whitelock (captain), 3-Owen Franks, 2-Codie Taylor, 1-Joe Moody.

Replacements: 16-Nathan Harris, 17-Karl Tu’inukuafe, 18-Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 19-Vaea Fifita, 20-Ardie Savea, 21-TJ Perenara, 22-Damian McKenzie, 23-Ngani Laumape

FRANCE

World ranking: 8

Coach: Jacques Brunel

Captain: Mathieu Bastareaud

Team: 15-Maxime Medard, 14-Teddy Thomas, 13-Mathieu Bastareaud (captain), 12-Geoffrey Doumayrou, 11-Remy Grosso, 10-Anthony Belleau, 9-Morgan Parra, 8-Kevin Gourdon, 7-Fabien Sanconnie, 6-Judicael Cancoriet, 5-Yoann Maestri, 4-Paul Gabrillagues, 3-Uini Antonio, 2-Camille Chat, 1-Dany Priso

Replacements: 16-Adrien Pelissie, 17-Cyril Baille, 18-Rabah Slimani, 19-Bernard Le Roux, 20-Alexandre Lapandry, 21-Baptiste Serin, 22-Jules Plisson, 23-Gael Fickou

OVERALL RECORD

Played: 58

New Zealand wins: 45

France wins: 12

Draws: 1

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

2017 New Zealand 38 France 18 Paris

2016 New Zealand 24 France 19 Paris

2015 New Zealand 62 France 13 Cardiff *

2013 New Zealand 26 France 19 Paris

2013 New Zealand 24 France 9 New Plymouth

MATCHES IN AUCKLAND

Played: 11

New Zealand wins: 9

France wins: 2

2013 New Zealand 23 France 13

2011 New Zealand 8 France 7 *

2011 New Zealand 37 France 17 *

2007 New Zealand 42 France 11

1994 France 23 NZ 20

1989 New Zealand 34 France 20

1987 New Zealand 29 France 9 *

1984 New Zealand 31 France 18

1979 France 24 NZ 19

1968 New Zealand 19 France 12

1961 New Zealand 13 France 6

* World Cup match

Compiled by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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