Not sure what this says about the current state of NZ rugby but no doubt there'll be a fair amount of self-flagellation in the land of the long white cloud.
What the result does reinforce is that you never quite know what to expect from the French. It could be the abject surrender displayed at Twickenham back in March or the magnificent effort as seen today.
Two points in particular to note:
- The referee wasn't English; and
- There wasn't a forward pass anywhere to be seen.