The All Blacks’ season-ending northern tour has been extended to five matches with a midweek game against a French selection now scheduled for Lyon. French media have reported the All Blacks will play a French XV on Wednesday, November 15 (NZT), just three days after the All Blacks’ test against France in Paris. The tour will kick off on November 5 against the Barbarians at Twickenham, London. The All Blacks then head to Paris to take on Les Bleus, their first encounter since the All Blacks’ 24-19 win in Paris last November. They meet the French selection three days later before playing Scotland at Murrayfield on November 18. The final match is against Wales in Cardiff on November 26.