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Bunce boosts All Blacks

Frank Bunce scored two tries as the All Blacks continued their European Tour in France yesterday evening with a 30-9 victory over a French Regional squad from Languedoc-Roussillon. After the teams traded penalties, New Zealand went ahead for good with a try by Bunce in the 24th minute, and led 17-3 at half-time. Jeff Wilson added the first of two second-half penalties in the 57th minute. Bunce added another try in the 66th minute, converted by Wilson to make the score 27-9, and Wilson kicked another penalty in the 69th minute. New Zealand's giant wing Jonah Lomu failed to score, but he only played in the second half and had few opportunities.