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However when it comes to New Zealand, France have a better record than most in the Northern Hemisphere and came within a whisker of shocking the All Blacks on home soil when they last played in Auckland – the 2011 World Cup final.
Dusautoir scored a try that day, while coach Philippe Saint-Andre was the skipper the last time les Bleus won at Eden Park and the current captain admits there is a lot of pressure on the team.
He said: “There is a bit of a legend here [at Eden Park], it’s the ultimate. One of our coaches has already won here, I’ve lost a World Cup final here. I’d like to come off the pitch with a win. Whatever happens it will be my last game here.
“We’re nervous of course, even me. It’s normal, and healthy. It’s not a knockout game but we are up against the pressure that we put on ourselves, with the goal to win at least one game.
“In 2009 we had a more experienced team. We took advantage of that over the two games and won the series. In terms of the absence of Carter and McCaw, I don’t think we need to be too worried about New Zealand rugby.
“Usually you feel good going into games against the All Blacks, it’s once you get on to the pitch that it becomes difficult.”