Well they finally won. It was a close game, the French came to play, and play they did. The All-Blacks scraped through on an error on a line-out, the French missing an assignment or something went badly wrong, allowing the All-Blacks to just about walk in for the try.
The French had a chance to win with a long range penalty, but it was just a bit too far out. After that chance was missed, they came close with some pressure, but couldn’t quite convert.
Probably, after all is said and done, the best team won the cup. Although I’m not a fan of the AB’s they for this tournament were consistently the better team. Their best game was against Australia, where, it has to be said played one of the best, most dominant games for quite some time.
All over for another four years.