Rugby: All Blacks beat France 30-0 to take unassailable 2-0 lead in three-Test series

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) - Tries to wingers Julian Savea and Ben Smith and replacement Beauden Barrett helped New Zealand to a 30-0 victory over France in the second Test on Saturday and sealed the three-Test series with a game to spare.

Flyhalf Aaron Cruden kicked in 15 points as the All Blacks took nearly every scoring opportunity they had, and played an intelligent game built around kicking behind the French line and keeping them pinned in their territory.

All Blacks captain Kieran Read said his team had been clinical in taking their chances.

"Extremely happy," he said. "When we got opportunities we really made them pay."

New Zealand won the first match 23-13 at Eden Park in Auckland last week and the final Test is in New Plymouth next week.

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