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All Blacks hammer France in 500th Test

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The All Blacks celebrated their 500th Test with a thumping 30-0 win over old rivals France which secured victory in their three-game series on Saturday. 

Julian Savea of New Zealand (centre) jumps for the ball in front of Maxime Machenaud (left) and Bernard Le Roux of France during the second rugby Test in Christchurch on June 15, 2013. The All Blacks celebrated their 500th Test with a thumping 30-0 win over their old rivals which secured victory in their three-game series.

An astute kicking game laid the groundwork and the All Blacks powered home after an early try to Julian Savea and two crowd-pleasing scores in the second half from Ben Smith and Beauden Barrett.

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