Parra levels the scores. 6-6 after 25 minutes.
ABs work their way over halfway by swinging the ball left. Smith takes it into the tackle and the ball comes loose. But the French are pinged for their involvement and the ABs have another penalty. Carter will kick from around 45m on the angle.
Great kick from Carter. Just over the bar from a long way out. ABs lead 9-6.
Smith's box-kick is charged down by the French. They regain possession, now 10m out.
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.
France on the charge again. Dulin goes close. 5m out now.
Another penalty advantage. But they want the try.
Ball gets knocked down. Back to the penalty we come. Chance for France to take the lead here before halftime.
Parra misses his first of the night. Scores still level.
Scrappy finish to the half. France with the ball now on halfway, 90 seconds out from halftime.
The halftime whistle sounds and both teams head to the shed level. Three kicks from Dan Carter have been cancelled out by three from Morgan Parra.