Barring a major reversal of fortune the All Blacks will become the most prolific pointscorers in test rugby history on Saturday night.
New Zealand have been steadily gaining on France as the all-time leading scorers and now need just seven points in the Tri-Nations test against South Africa here to climb to the top rung.
In 660 tests, France have scored 11,792 points while the All Blacks have reached 11,786 in just 462 tests.
Given the New Zealanders have racked up 169 points in the first four tests of the year, the record is sure to fall and they should open up a clear lead before France next play, in November.
The All Blacks need just seven tries to overtake France's 1561 in the all-time tryscoring stakes and three conversions to be the first team to land 1000 of them in tests.
New Zealand and Argentina are the only leading nations to have landed more conversions than penalties.
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