11 Sep 2023

France defeat All Blacks in opening match of Rugby World Cup

From Morning Report, 6:17 am on 11 September 2023

It was a sombre start to this year's Rugby World Cup for All Blacks fans, with France taking out the tournament opening match 27-13.

The All blacks scored first and were only down one point at half-time, but crumbled in the second half.

It's the first time the All Blacks have been beaten in 32 World Cup pool games.

RNZ sport correspondent Jamie Tahana spoke to Corin Dann.