TRY FROM THE END OF THE EARTH
France had won the first of the two test series in June 1994 and were coming to Eden Park to make history.
If they won, they would be the first French team and only other side other than South Africa and the Lions to win a series in New Zealand.
It looked like they were going to fail, however, as while they had played well, a nervous and scratchy All Blacks side had managed to do enough to lead 20-17 with time almost up.
But after All Blacks firstfive Stephen Bachop kicked long into the French 22, left wing Philippe St Andre gathered, accelerated past Matthew Cooper and Sean Fitzpatrick before recycling.
The ball went right, No 8 Philippe Benetton cut inside Jonah Lomu, there was a neat interplay between Laurent Cabannes, Emile Ntamack and Philippe Sella which put halfback Guy Accoceberry clear. He could have made it, but handed it on to the flying fullback Jean-Luc Sadourny who crossed through the tackle of John Timu.
It was the most sensational move and became known as the try from the end of the earth.
“I remember when they began the move to score the try, I initially thought there wasn’t much danger,” said the All Black right wing that day, John Kirwan.
“But then they kept coming and I thought, ‘Ohoh, we might be in some trouble here’.”