Hosts New Zealand will be looking to make it three wins from three games when they face France in their crucial World Cup Pool A clash at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.
This will be the 50th meeting between the two countries and although the All Blacks are favourites to win, national team coach Graham Henry remains cautious.
France have sprung two big World Cup surprises over the Kiwis in 1999 and 2007. However Marc Lievremont’s men have been accused of wanting to lose this game to avoid potentially facing Australia and South Africa in the knockout stages.
The game kicks off at 8.30pm local time.