Apparently the Carter sub was a tactical change, not forced by injury.
You have to assume that Carter would have landed that kick. Interesting move.
57 MIN - ABs 19 FRANCE 12
French lineout now just inside the ABs half. With twenty minutes to go they trail by seven, but haven't come close to scoring a try this half.
France advance over halfway but then Lauret drops one cold. Gives the ABs a chance to catch their breath as this scrum is likely to take a few minutes.
Aaron Smith fires the ball right to Ben Smith. Now Nonu. But they are not making progress. Strong French defence.
France turn the ball over and the crowd come alive.
France trying to play the game at pace. 16 minutes left they have nothing to lose.
Cruden fires a beauty of a kick into touch. ABs lineout from 15m out.
But it was all about Charles Piutau. He attacked the line wide left, was caught in the tackle but managed to release an incredible outside of the hand pass to the supporting Read in the corner.
Cruden converts and the ABs lead 26-12. Game over?
France waste no time trying to pull some points back. They are 5m out now. ABs under the pump.
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.