France vs New Zealand at Parc des Sports, Avignon. New Zealand won 48–0.
Parc des Sports hosted its first Rugby League international on 5 December 1982 when France hosted Australia as part of the 1982 Kangaroo tour. In front of 8,000 fans, Australia won the game 15-4 against a very committed French team (the 1982 Kangaroos were the first touring side to go through Great Britain and France undefeated earning them the nickname of "The Invincibles"). The highest test score at the venue came in 17 November 1999 for a World Cup qualifying match which saw Lebanon defeat Morocco 104-0. Also on that day at the ground, France suffered a shock 14-10 loss to rugby league 'minnows' Italy in the Mediterranean Cup.