France dominates New Zealand at the break

Zapping World Fifteen Shield of Brennus, XV of the Rose, World Cup 2023…

From the start of the match, Les Bleues got off to a strong start! They are full of intentions, like the try almost scored by Madoussou Fall in the 5th minute of play. Never mind, Caroline Drouin will pass a first penalty in this match following an off- New Zealand game (0-3).

The Black Ferns also go there with their almost scored try at the quarter-hour mark, but the French defense narrowly prevents this try. Hot alert in the tricolor camp, which puts its head back and returns to the opposing camp, until a try from Romane Ménager, who signs his return in the best of ways. Caroline Drouin converts, and France leads 10-0 in the 23rd minute of play.

The French are good in this part but be careful because a video arbitration is requested for a dangerous tackle by Gabrielle Vernier… it will only be a penalty against the French, and the New Zealanders go into touch.

In the 29th minute, New Zealand finally scored a penalty in their favor after a foul by Gaëlle Hermet. It passes and the Black Ferns are only trailing 10 to 3.

New Zealand is back in the French camp. The players arrive just in the in-goal but the French Defense is present: there is therefore an in-goal dismissal for France, but which is missed for Caroline Drouin, which offers new ammunition to the Black Ferns , who take a scrum 5m from the French in-goal.

The New Zealand try comes in the 35th minute just after this scrum: the two teams are tied (10-10), and we see that the New Zealanders have come back well after having had a complicated start to the match.

Annoyed, the French women come back strong in the New Zealand camp and show themselves again dominant by advancing towards the in-goal, until the try of Gabrielle Vernier who makes up for her bad tackle. Caroline Drouin converts and France comes back in front and leads 17 to 10 against New Zealand.

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