Michalak has his kick charged down but Nonu is judged to be offside. Lopez kicks for touch with the penalty but it doesn't reach touch.
Eight to go.. France with the ball on halfway.
Big hit by Savea, and the ABs turn it over.
Nonu finds some space, clears it wide to Ranger and the ABs are away.
A gruesome hit in midfield there by Huget on Ranger. Huget's night is over I dare say. I think he's asleep.
Cruden slots the penalty from right infront increasing the lead to 10.
Five minutes to go, the All Blacks lead 23-13.
Fofana clears into touch and time is running out. It looks like this one is over unless there is a French miracle instore.
The clock is ticking. Just over three minutes to go and we are waiting for a scrum. Theme of the night.
The crowd is loving it. The action has definitely heated up since Ranger came on. A real favourite with the Auckland crowd.
Just over a minute to got now, the ABs have done it, but it hasn't been easy. Or pretty.
ABs with one last push now.
France break free. Time up on the clock. The ABs have won, but can France get a consolation?
No! the game is over the ALl Blacks have won.
FInal score: New Zealand 23 France 13
Thanks for joining me tonight, it wasn't always a pretty game but the ABs got there in the end.
There will be plenty of work to do, and plenty to analyse before the next match next week.
Thanks guys, make sure you check www.nzherald.co.nz for all the photos from the match as well as the full match report which will be up very soon.