Kayser drives hard and low. ABs defending well again, not letting anything through.
Good passage from France here. Into their 10th phase.
Penalty advantage France.
But they're still going for the line. 2m out now.
No advantage. We are coming back for the penalty. That was the French at their best. 14 phases, they threw everything at the line but the ABs defence was more impressive. Great play.
Parra taps over the easy kick from right infront. All level again.
Nonu knocks a ball on while attacking the line at speed. France have the advantage and choose to clear the ball deep downfield. The ABs reply with a kick of their own. It's force back now.
The phase ends with Dagg firing one away into touch. France lineout on halfway with 6 minutes remaining in the half.
Advantage called. France still have ball in hand.
They are not dead yet. France cap off a long phase of possession with their first try. Dulin is the man who finally got the ball down.
Parra adds the two extras. ABs lead 26-19.
I know. I am so sorry you guys. I think I put the hex on.
71 MIN - ABs 26 FRANCE 19
Just under eight minutes to play. ABs have possession just inside the French half.
Read knocks the ball on in the middle of the park for the ABs. Players are looking exhausted now. A lot of hands on heads.
Kerr-Barlow comes on for Jane for the ABs.
So, France trail by seven. Seven minutes to go. French scrum on halfway. Still everything to play for.
Penalty against the ABs before the ball even went in.
France hit touch about 30m out. Big line out here.
France win the lineout and win a penalty.
What do the French do? It's in kicking distance.
They go for the corner. Five minutes to play. This is it.
France bring the ball in.
They go left to Dulin. 3m away now.
They are over the line but the ball is not down.
Bit of a scuffle breaks out. No punches thrown but a lot of collar pulling.
We are going upstairs to check if France got the ball down.
Kerr-Barlow is the man that got under it. Doesn't look like the ball went down.
"The ball was definitely held up, now we are looking at foul play."
No foul play ruled. Play on. France have the scrum 5m out.