French Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League

By Richard Cowley, Updated: 1/11/13

Teams: France v New Zealand

Venue: Parc des Sports, Avignon, France. Capacity 18,000

Date: Friday 1st November 2013

Kick-off time: 8pm (Local Time)

Sydney (Australia – New South Wales) Saturday, 2 November 2013 at 6:00:00 AM

Brisbane (Australia – Queensland) Saturday, 2 November 2013 at 5:00:00 AM

Auckland (New Zealand) Saturday, 2 November 2013 at 8:00:00 AM

London (United Kingdom – England) Friday, 1 November 2013 at 7:00:00 PM

2013 RLWC Ticket informatio:

2013 RLWC TV viewing information: Channel Seven will broadcast all RLWC2013 matches live in Australia on the 7mate channel. In the UK the BBC will show all England games along with the RLWC Final while Premier Sports will broadcast all other RLWC games.

Overview: France competitiveness has improved since the French based side Catalan Dragons entered the Super League in 2006. Now the French can field a team almost full of professional rugby league players and will be looking to wash away the memories of an average display in the 2008 RLWC. France will be playing New Zealand at home in a match that’s a sell-out.

France narrowly got home against Papua New Guinea 9 – 8 at Craven Park in Hull in the first round of the Rugby League World Cup. The pressure will be on France to win or at least make it a close contest in front of their home crowd.

New Zealand will be out to overcome the French on French soil. Having won the RLWC for the first time back in 2008 the Kiwis will be looking to go back to back. The Kiwis are favourites to top their group and favourites to win this game. 

New Zealand got of to a flying start against Samoa but lost their way a little in the 2nd half of that match. Kearney will be looking for an 80 minute effort from his troops.

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2013 RLWC France v New Zealand teams

 France head coach Richard Agar has named his 19 man squad to play New Zealand at Parc des Sport on Friday (20:00)

Jean-Philippe BAILE



Thomas BOSC


Vincent DUPORT

Olivier ELIMA




Benjamin GARCIA


Anthony MARIA

Gregory MOUNIS


Sébastien RAGUIN

Mickael SIMON


Frédéric VACCARI 

Head coach: Richard Agar

New Zealand head coach Stephen Kearney has named his 19 man squad to play France at Parc des Sports on Friday (20:00)

Jesse Bromwich

Greg Eastwood

Kieran Foran

Alex Glenn

Bryson Goodwin

Josh Hoffman

Krisnan Inu

Shaun Johnson

Sam Kasiano

Kevin Locke

Isaac Luke

Simon Mannering

Ben Matulino

Jason Nightingale

Frank-Paul Nuuausala

Frank Pritchard

Elijah Taylor

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

Head coach: Stephen Kearney