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Summary

  1. Quarter-final result: New Zealand 62-13 France
  2. Retallick, Milner-Skudder, Savea 3, Kaino, Read, Kerr-Barlow 2 tries
  3. Picamoles try, Spedding, Parra pens, Parra con for France
  4. Use audio icon to listen to Radio 5 live commentary

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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New Zealand 62-13 France

New Zealand beat France
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Ben Dirs was the man struggling to keep count with the All Blacks' tries for the BBC tonight.

His report has just landed on the site.

Sample quote: "While the French simply did not have the requisite talent or a game-plan to trouble New Zealand, the performance of Steve Hansen's side was undoubtedly the most impressive of the tournament so far."

I think that just about sums this evening up.

See you tomorrow for some Ireland v Argentina and Scotland v Australia.

 Bye for now.

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I can't stop shaking my head at how good the All Blacks were just then. #AllBlacks #bbcrugby #NZLvFRA #RWC2015

New Zealand 62-13 France

It was a massive performance from New Zealand, but this was a France team that clocked off early in the second half.

Remember the end of the Six Nations earlier this year? This is a France team that celebrated a 20-point defeat like a victory.

The Springboks will be far less amenable.

If South Africa struggled against the offloading and quick recycling of Japan though....they have not seen anything yet.

New Zealand 62-13 France

Awesome All Blacks congratulations way to put the French away a step closer to the World Cup 👏👏👏 that's All Blacks rugby 👌at its best.

New Zealand's run continues

New Zealand 62-13 France

New Zealand
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New Zealand love a World Cup. 

They have progressed to the semi-finals of the tournament for the seventh time, more than any other team.

Semi-final

That semi-final next weekend is a lip-smacking, mouth-water of a match.

Here are the details.

Saturday 24 October, New Zealand v South Africa, 16:00 BST, Twickenham

Savea equals most tries in RWCs

Julian Savea's hat-trick takes his tries total at World Cups to 15, equaling the number scored by Bryan Habana & Jonah Lomu.

Congratulations @juliansavea7 on your record equalling try scoring feats at #RWC2015 👏👏👏 #worldclass #respect

Coach reaction

New Zealand 62-13 France

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre: "Congratulations to New Zealand

"The fans are disappointed like us, but we did the maximum we could do, we worked hard over the last three months, but New Zealand punished each of our mistakes."

Coach reaction

New Zealand 62-13 France

Steve Hansen
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New Zealand coach Steve Hansen:"It was a very, very pleasing performance. Everyone from 1-23 brought something to the game and it was nice to get a little monkey off our backs.

"We can't wait for the semi-finals, South Africa are a great team and we enjoy playing them."

Nonu leading the way

Julian Savea may have been the stand-out performer - but centre Ma'a Nonu was not far behind for the All Blacks.

Nonu had 11 carries, beat six defenders and made three clean breaks - all team-high totals.

Ma'a Nonu
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'Saint-Andre booed'

New Zealand 62-13 France

Denis Hickie

Former Ireland winger on BBC Radio 5 live

Philippe Saint-Andre
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Philippe Saint-Andre has been roundly booed here and copped a lot of flak. It's not the way he wanted to bow out. The new France coach Guy Noves faces a huge challenge. He will be trying to take control of the players and the structures."

'Wake up call'

New Zealand 62-13 France

Denis Hickie

Former Ireland winger on BBC Radio 5 live

French players at full-time
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If this result and performance does not serve as a wake up call for French rugby then nothing will."

New Zealand 62-13 France

Ireland's 24-9 win over France last weekend has taken a bit of a hit on the exchange rate today.

Suddenly it looks distinctly under par.

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I feel sorry for France. That was a demolition... Great play from the All Blacks though, showing why they are favourites #RWC2015 #bbcrugby

'Wonderful'

New Zealand 62-13 France

Andrew Mehrtens

Former New Zealand fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

New Zealand players celebrate
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That was wonderful to watch. New Zealand can't expect it to go their way every time but let's enjoy what was a tremendous performance. They won't be getting ahead of themselves because there's nothing South Africa like more than to hear how well one of their opponents have done ahead of playing them."

New Zealand 62-13 France

Ben Dirs

BBC Sport at the Millennium Stadium

Thierry Dusautoir and Benjamin Kayser
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French fans started streaming towards the exits after 65 minutes and a stream soon turned into a torrent. This might be the best thing that could have happened to French rugby, because you simply can't ignore marmalisations such as this. The French - and their outdated rugby philosophy - have been utterly humiliated. 

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62-13? This shows what happens to a national side when their domestic league teams import in the best players money can buy #bbcrugby

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New Zealand 62-13 France

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New Zealand 62-13 France

Ma'a Nonu drops the ball short of the try line
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Ma'a Nonu scampers in surely for try number 10... NO!

The centre contrives to drop the ball over the line. Full credit for some excellent cover defence from Alex Dumoulin back in off the bench.

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A criminal lack of effort from the French - lost count of the number of missed tackles and half-hearted defence #bbcrugby #RWC2015

New Zealand 62-13 France

Wesley Fofana has not had his reputation tarnished by this French folly.

Another slicing break from the centre, but his kick ahead is tidied up by All Black back three.

'Gutted'

New Zealand 62-13 France

Andrew Mehrtens

Former New Zealand fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

Thierry Dusautoir
Reuters

France have been run off their feet. They had 60 points put on them by Australia two years ago so they are a team that can ship points. They will be gutted."

New Zealand 62-13 France

Sonny Bill slips the ball out of the cat-flap and Ben Smith has a corridor of green to scamper down on the left wing, Chip ahead. How's the bounce? Into his hands...but pulled down just short.

That would have been a peach.

New Zealand 62-13 France

Sonny Bill Williams
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This is going to be full-contact basketball for the final five minutes.

Both sides running the ball from everywhere and off-loading out of tackles at will. 

It is like an over-crowded sevens field.

'Speechless'

New Zealand 62-13 France

Andrew Mehrtens

Former New Zealand fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

Joe Moody
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I don't know what to say, I have seen everything now. No disrespect to props but Joe Moody managed to draw in two defenders in the move for that try."

Savea: Hat-trick hero

New Zealand 62-13 France

Julian Savea
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Julian Savea's fourth hat-trick in an All Blacks shirt brings him to a total of 38 tries in 39 Test matches. 

'Repeat display needed'

New Zealand 55-13 France

Andrew Mehrtens

Former New Zealand fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

New Zealand have not won the World Cup but they have played well. They will be under no illusions. They have got to front up and play this well next week against South Africa."

Try - Kerr-Barlow

New Zealand 62-13 France

Tawera Kerr-Barlow scores a try
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Absolute butchery.

France are running the ball from everywhere and can't really be bothered to chase when possession is turned over.

That is an recipe for ugliness and New Zealand's replacement prop Joe Moody throws a delicious offload to Tawera Kerr-Barlow for his second and his team's ninth try.

New Zealand 55-13 France

Morgan Parra
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All that talk of 1999 and 2007 being reprised looks a little silly now doesn't it?

This French team is short on that spirit and lacking in anything close to that quality.

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None of the so called Tier 2 nations capitulated quite as badly as the French have against NZ. Mind you NZ have been immense #bbcrugby

Try - Kerr-Barlow

New Zealand 55-13 France

Tawera Kerr-Barlow scores a try
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Tawera Kerr-Barlow is in under the sticks after slick off-loads from Ma'a Nonu and Sonny Bill Williams.

That is the All Blacks eighth try.

The Millennium Stadium is turning into an abattoir.  

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The match is over. Why draw it out? Mind you, so is #RWC2015! Just give #NZL the Webb Ellis Trophy! #BBCrugby #NZLFRA

Try - Read

New Zealand 48-13 France

Kieran Read scores a try
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Replacement prop Charlie Faumuina with the hands of a jeweller, barging through a couple of tackles and then flipping the ball to Kieran Read to stride under the sticks.

France looking shattered now.

Carter with the extras.

Cricket score?

Are we in store for the biggest QF winning margin?

Jeez there's still 20 mins left here... #NZvsFRA #CricketScore

Replacement

New Zealand 41-13 France

Mathieu Bastareaud is on for France with Alex Dumoulin giving way.

Vincent Debaty is on in the front row.

It is all a little incidental now anyway.

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#bbcrugby we are seeing the World Cup finalist here in Nigel Owens, his game management is leading to a fantastic flowing game of rugby!