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Rugby : Record broken in France's defeat to the All Blacks!

Published on the 14 November 2017 à 20:50 by MG

Groupama Stadium: rugby territory! 58,607 spectators were in attendance tonight to see the clash between the France XV and the All Blacks as part of the 2017 Autumn Tournament.

The Groupama Stadium: rugby territory!

58,607 spectators were in attendance tonight to see the clach between the France XV and the All Blacks as part of the 2017 Autumn Tournament. The event saw the Groupama Stadium’s attendance record broken (58,017 for the EPCR semi-final).

Guy Novès’ men, led by Captain Maestri, went up against Ian Foster’s men for more than 80 minutes.

Three days after having lost the test-match against their all-black counterparts (19-38), the France team, at the end of an intense struggle, were beaten by the New Zealanders (28-23) tonight at the Groupama Stadium.

This world rugby encounter produced a spectacular and thrilling spectacle!

Watch the All BLACKS perform the HAKA

Support for France's bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023 

With the voting for who hosts the Rugby World Cup in 2023 one day away, the FFR put on a sound and light show before kick-off in the colours of #FRANCE2023 to support the French bid for that awesome event.

Ceremonial kick off

On this occasion, the ceremonial kick off was bestowed upon the former internationals and current #FRANCE2023 ambassadors: Sébastien Chabal, Frédéric Michalak, Pascal Papé and Fabrice Etebañez. The result of voting for the hosts will be known on 15 November after 1400h (French time).  

The Autumn tournament

Les Bleus will play the second test-match this Saturday at the Stade de France against South Africa, then will face Japan on 25 November at the Mauroy Stadium in Lille.

The Groupama Stadium has once again had the chance to put its expertise in place, this time in the service of the FFR for this amazing match between France and the All-Blacks. After the European rugby finals in May 2016, the stadium will host the TOP 14 semi-finals in May 2018.