"It was an excellent game for us especially in the first half where we scored five goals, but this result will not make us one of the candidates, we have to work with the same strength for upcoming matches. We prepared well for this match, and our players put in a good performance as a group."
Jean-Claude Giuntini, France coach

"This is a surprise result for us, and we did not expect to lose in this way. We need to pout this defeat behind us and come back strongly in the next two games"
New Zealand coach, Danny Hay