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New Zealand All Blacks vs France rugby start time, TV channels for test match

All Blacks vs France Rugby
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France are searching for a first home win in over 20 years against the All Blacks .

France welcome New Zealand to Stade de France this weekend in the final game of their Autumn Nations campaign.

Les Bleus are searching for a first home win against the All Blacks in 21 years, having lost their last 14 games against this weekend’s opponents.

Ian Foster’s side come into the match off the back of a shock 29-20 loss to Ireland in Dublin last Saturday, when three late penalties from Joey Carbery handed Andy Farrell his greatest win yet as Ireland coach.

New Zealand haven’t suffered more than two defeats in a calendar year since 2009, but this could change as they will be without Beauden Barrett for their final game of the season, with the influential fly-half missing out through injury.

Both coaches have picked strong squads for the clash, with Foster making seven changes to his team, while Romain Ntamack returns to fly-half for Fabien Galthie’s side.

What time is France v New Zealand kick-off?

France v New Zealand is due to kick off at 8pm UK time (9pm local time) on Saturday, November 20, at Stade de France in Paris

What TV channel is France v New Zealand on?

France v New Zealand is being broadcast live on Amazon Prime Video, with coverage beginning at 7pm UK time.

What’s the France v New Zealand team news?

Romain Ntamack will start at fly-half for this weekend’s test after featuring at centre throughout the Autumn Series, with Matthieu Jalibert dropping to the bench.

Fabien Galthie has made four changes from his side’s unconvincing win over Georgia on Sunday, with Peato Mauvaka and Francois Cros replacing the injured Julien Marchand and Sekou Macalou in the front row and back row respectively.

Montpellier lock Paul Willemse is also brought in for Romain Taofifenua, while Toulon winger Gabin Villiere replaces Matthis Lebel, who made his debut last weekend.

Meanwhile, in one of seven changes made to the All Blacks side ,Richie Mo’unga will start at fly-half instead of the injured Beauden Barrett, who failed a head injury assessment during last Saturday’s defeat in Dublin.

Teams

All Blacks: Jordie Barrett, Will Jordan, Rieko Ioane, Quinn Tupaea, George Bridge, Richie Mo’unga, Aaron Smith, Ardie Savea, Sam Cane, Akira Ioane, Sam Whitelock (capt), Brodie Retallick, Nepo Laulala, Dane Coles, Joe Moody.
Reserves: Samisoni Taukei’aho, George Bower, Ofa Tuungafasi, Tupou Vaa’i, Shannon Frizell, Brad Weber, Damian McKenzie, David Havili.

France: Melvyn Jaminet, Damian Penaud, Gael Fickou, Jonathan Danty, Gabin Villiere, Roman Ntamack, Antoine Dupont (captain); Gregory Alldritt, Anthony Jelonch, Francois Cros, Paul Willemse, Cameron Woki, Uini Atonio, Peato Mauvaka, Cyril Baille. Reserves: Gaetan Barlot, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Demba Bamba, Romain Taofifenua, Thibaud Flament, Dylan Cretin, Maxime Lucu, Matthieu Jalibert.

Last five tests

2016: All Blacks 24, France 19, Paris
2017: All Blacks 38, France 18, Paris
2018: All Blacks 52, France 11, Auckland
2018: All Blacks 26, France 13, Wellington
2018: All Blacks 49, France 14, Dunedin

Who is the France v New Zealand referee?

Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU)

Assistant referees : Luke Pearce and Karl Dickson (both RFU)

TMO: Stuart Terheege (RFU)

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