Red card helps All Blacks streak ahead

The mid air collision that saw Benjamin Fall red carded and Beauden Barrett off the field injured...
The mid air collision that saw Benjamin Fall red carded and Beauden Barrett off the field injured. Photo: Getty Images
A red card to France fullback Benjamin Fall has swung the first-half in favour of the All Blacks, who hold a 21-6 lead at half-time.  

Fall was sent off for a dangerous mid air challenge on All Black first-five Beauden Barrett, who himself was forced from the field by the incident.

Barrett was replaced by Damien Mackenzie, no doubt eager to show selectors what he can do at 10. 

Tries to Ben Smith, Joe Moody and Jordie Barrett came after the red card but the French are refusing to go away without a fight and remain in the hunt after three penalties to veteran half-back Morgan Parra. 

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