All Blacks coach Hansen turns attention to Lions tour

France fly-half Camille Lopez is tackled by hooker and captain Guilhem Guirado during a training session

New Zealand's Israel Dagg, right, runs to score a try as France's Brice Dulin looks on during the worldwide rugby union test match between France and New Zealand's All Blacks at Stade de France in Saint Denis, outside Paris, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.

France's Virimi Vakatawa, left, is tackled by New Zealand's Kieran Read during the global rugby union test match between France and New Zealand's All Blacks at Stade de France in Saint Denis, outside Paris, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.

Only six of the current French starting XV featured in that game and Noves said he will not accept his players wanting vengeance at the Stade de France. "They wanted to run the ball at every opportunity", Hansen told Sky Sports.

All Blacks 24 (Israel Dagg, Beauden Barrett, Charlie Faumuina tries; Barrett 3 con, pen ) France 19 (Louis Picamoles try; Maxime Machenaud 2 pen, Baptiste Serin 2 pen, con).

France dominated the opening exchanges, Lopez spurning a sixth minute shot at the posts for an attacking line-out after a great Virimi Vakatawa break.

It would be remiss and negligent of me not to recognise the All Blacks outstanding scrambling defence. And then, with their first chance of the game, Barrett cross-kicked to Julian Savea, who passed inside to Dagg for an outstanding try.

World player of the year Barrett's second successful kick stretched the visitors' advantage but France continued to look bright despite falling 10-0 behind. France was within five, and enjoying rousing support, but the All Blacks pinned the home side in their half and ran out time.

He added a second penalty on half-time to close the margin to 10-6, as the All Blacks had just 38 per cent possession in the opening half. At 24-9 with a quarter to go, New Zealand's lead look too good.

But it was another tighthead who was next on the scoreboard, Faumuina driving over after Barrett opted against a penalty and took the touch to attack through the line-out. Serin converted and added a penalty with four minutes to go.

That was cut to five when Serin landed a penalty with three minutes to play, but the All Blacks killed the remainder of the clock for a hard-earned victory.

The All Blacks did not panic, however, and saw out time until the final whistle to round off a sterling year for the world's best team.

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