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  1. Rugby - New Zealand comfortable in Wales

    Rugby - New Zealand comfortable in Wales

    World champions New Zealand eased to a 33-10 win over Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:80'
    • Wales
    • New Zealand
    • FT There is the final whistle. It was pretty comfortable for New Zealand, who took their foot off the gas in the second half. But credit should go to Wales as they bounced back strong in the second half
    • 80' The clock ticks over to 80 minutes with New Zealand preparing for a defensive scrum about 10m out from their own line
    • 78' Once again Halfpenny cannot add the conversion but straight from the re-start, Cuthbert breaks and looks to add a second try to his name
    • 77' TRY WALES! 10-33! Scott Williams finds Liam Williams on the right wing, who then finds Alex Cuthbert to dive over the line to touch down before being pushed out into touch! Great try well deserved by Wales
    • 75' Wales pushing New Zealand back into their own half now, making it as far as the All Blacks 22 before getting the penalty. They will push for another try and get to within milimetres of the line before the loose ball goes backwards. Wales retain possession though ...
    • 73' All the subsitutions have broken up the momentum in this match as scappy play from both sides result in no-one making much progress in either direction. Cory Jane is back on the pitch though
    • 68' Aaron Cruden has been battling a limp on the last 10 minutes or so and has finally gone off in favour of Boden Barrett
    • 66' New Zealand now have a five metres scrum and Wales need to be careful as they collapse at the first attempt
    • 64' Cruden spills the ball in the tackle, a knock-on, although they were already playing advantage and it will be a scrum about 10m out
    • 61' Wales kick for the corner again but think better of putting 15 men into the line-out. It's not a good throw though and the ball is loose
    • 60' Cory Jane knocks on and it is judged to have been deliberate so he is sent to the sin-bin for 10 minutes. He thinks about protesting but then decides it isn't worth it - that was a pretty cynical foul
    • 59' Leigh Halfpenny steps up for his first kick of the day and promptly misses. Wales will have to settle for just the five points
    • 58' TRY WALES! 5-33! The hosts put all 15 players in the line-out. Yep, you read that right. All. 15. Players. But it works as they force their way over the line with Scott Williams in possession at the time
    • 57' Priestland kicks for the corner and there is a big cheer from the Welsh crowd when he finally, successfully makes one!
    • 55' Paul James limps off so another injury worry for Wales as Gethin Jenkins comes on to replace him
    • 54' Priestland ... Cuthbert ... replacement Tipuric ... Phillips ... Faletau ... the ball went forward and New Zealand will have a chance to clear the lien
    • 53' Penalty taken quickly by Phillips again but New Zealand's defensive skills mean they actually end up going backwards. Wales still in possession though
    • 51' A couple of replacements for New Zealand as Retallick comes on for try-scorer Romano and Piri Weepu replaces Aaron Smith
    • 50' CONVERSION! 0-33! Guess what? Yep, it's seven from seven for Cruden as he shows he can kick from both wings. He's already landed kicks from the right but now he adds one from the left as well. This is getting embarassing for Wales now and there is still 30 minutes left on the clock
    • 49' TRY NEW ZEALAND! 0-31! Luke Romano receives a lovely pass from Savea, who gets his hands through the tackle. Romano has Sam Whitelock in support but he doesn't need it and, despite Alex Cuthbert's attempted last minute tackle, Romano is over the line to get his name on the scoreboard
    • 47' Turnover ball for New Zealand after Wales had gone through eight phases. New Zealand move through the gears and quickly work the ball straight back into Welsh territory. What it takes Wales up to five minutes to achieve, New Zealand undo is just 30 seconds!
    • 46' Wales have the penalty as Woodcock is caught offside. Phillips takes the quick tap and go and this could be promising for Wales ...
    • 43' PENALTY NEW ZEALAND! 0-26! That was an incredibly easy kick for Cruden, his easiest of the day so far - right in front of the posts, just 25m out. No worries. And the All Blacks keep the scoreboard ticking over
    • 42' Immediately it's a New Zealand penalty as Wales are penalised for collapsing the scrum. The decision will be to kick the points and generally demoralise the Welsh team still further ...
    • 41' New Zealand get the second half underway through the boot of Cruden ...
    • HT WALES 0-23 NEW ZEALAND
    • HT So two opportunities, two tries for New Zealand as they jog down the tunnel with the match pretty much won already
    • 40' CONVERSION! 0-23! Cruden just pulls his conversion kick inside the right post from way out on the right wing.
    • 40' TRY NEW ZEALAND! 0-21! Simple from New Zealand as they take the line-out and practically walk over the line for their second try. Woodcock is the man who touches the ball down and that was way too easy from the tourists
    • 39' Again Wales are penalised as Liam Williams plays the ball off his feet. Richie McCaw just checks with the referee that they will have the time to take the line-out if they kick for the corner
    • 36' It's all a little scrappy from both sides now. Although the roof is shut, they took a humidity ready during the last match with the roof shut and it was 95 per cent so it is a little slippery out there although nowhere near as much as it was at Twickenham earlier and would be if the roof was open to the pouring rain!
    • 33' Great break by Jonathan Davies inside his own half ... Shingler is with him and they make it into the All Blacks half ... Liam Williams ... penalty New Zealand as Paul James knocks on. They were played advantage though but Priestland goes for the corner for the third time and, for the third time, misses it. Scum New Zealand
    • 32' Aaron Smith ... Dagg ... Conrad Smith ... another huge tackle from Liam Williams on Savea ... the ball is turned over by Wales ...
    • 31' Toby Faletau from a solid Wales scrum ... Ryan Jones ... Rhys Priestland spills the ball ...
    • 29' New Zealand quickly get a chance to clear from their half after the re-start when Matthew Reeds blatantly plays the ball on the ground
    • 28' CONVERSION! 0-16! Cruden makes it four from four. Not a bad deputy for Dan Carter at all really!
    • 27' TRY NEW ZEALAND! 0-14! The All Blacks have numbers over on the right wing and Liam Messam has an easy run in after receiving the ball from Conrad Smith. That was all too familiar and comfortable from New Zealand despite Wales not actually doing anything wrong
    • 26' Wales are really targetting Savea with the high-ball but he has Cruden in support this time and manages to tap back ... Savea is away, New Zealand recycle the ball across field ... Romano ... Read ... Nonu ... Conrad Smith ...
    • 25' Mike Phillips and Ma'a Nonu have an accidental clash of heads on the NZ 22m line after a solid defensive line out from the tourists
    • 24' PENALTY NEW ZEALAND! 0-9! Replays suggest Warburton was not the tackler and so the penalty was a little harsh but it's done now and Cruden adds another three points to the All Blacks tally
    • 22' The All Blacks turn the ball over ... Nonu to Conrad Smith ... Savea ... Nonu ... Cruden ... Woodcock ... and New Zealand have another penalty at the breakdown as Sam Warburton fails to release the player
    • 20' Just a quarter of the match gone and already Wales have had to make their third injury substitute as Jamie Roberts goes off with an ice pack clutched to his right hip. Scott Williams comes on in his place
    • 19' PENALTY NEW ZEALAND! 0-6! A solid kick from Cruden as the ball just, just, sneaks over the bar from 44 metres out. It's enough to put another three points on the board though for New Zealand
    • 18' Jamie Roberts and Liam Williams get in each others way and the former is still struggling a little from an earlier knock. But Leigh Halfpenny is penalised for offside and New Zealand will have a chance to extend their lead
    • 16' Savea skips through the tackle of Shingler and three others before Cory Jane makes a mistake right out on the wing. Wales clear but only as far as Dagg and the All Blacks start afresh
    • 14' Great defence from Leigh Halfpenny as he bundles Savea out into touch just milimetres short of the line. Stopping Savea is no mean feat - he's on his eighth NZ cap today and already has 10 tries to his name!
    • 14' New Zealand have the scrum on the Welsh 22 ... but Wales are penalised for early engagement and the All Blacks will have the chance to attack
    • 12' Liam Williams with an absolutely HUGE hit on Dagg, greeted by a huge cheer from the crowd, and the All Blacks fullback loses the ball into touch as a result
    • 11' NZ on the attack ... Cruden ... Dagg ... Conrad Smith on the angle ... Mike Phillips makes the tackle just before the All Blacks retain possission and Cuthbert gives away the throw
    • 10' PENALTY NEW ZEALAND! 0-3! Cruden, watched by Dan Carter in the stands, slots the ball between the posts without too much trouble and sure enough NZ do have the lead
    • 9' Smith and Halfpenny get hands on the ball but it is Halfpenny who is penalised for failing to roll away when they hit the ground and New Zealand now will have a chance to get first points on the board
    • 6' A great counter-ruck from New Zealand at the line-out and the action is back in the middle of the park, pretty much exactly on the half-way line as both sides try to assert some dominance in the early stages
    • 3' However, they win the early penalty at the scrum when Tony Woodcock is penalised for having his hand the ground and Priestland kicks for the corner rather than opting for the three points. That's confident from Wales
    • 2' So, just two minutes on the clock and already Wales have had to replace flanker Aaron Jarvis with Scott Andrews and also second rower Bradley Davies with Aaron Shingler. Not a good start for the hosts
    • 2' Aaron Jarvis is also down after getting caught as the ruck is cleared out. He is unfortunate as he just gets caught with his leg facing the wrong way. This one looks pretty bad as he is stretcher off
    • 2' Julian Savea knocks the ball on as he tries to collect a high ball but already there was a sickening injury to Wales player, who remains down - Bradley Davies taken down off the ball by Andrew Hore and then accidently kneed in the head as they both go to ground
    • 1' Wales get the clash underway through the boot of Rhys Priestland ...
    • - The teams are out on the pitch with the national anthems having been sung. Just the haka to go now and then we will be ready to go
    • - The room has been shut for a few days now as the rain has been torrential across the UK. It does mean that the pitch is in pretty good condition
    • - Wales are looking for their first victory over New Zealand in 59 years but are coming into this match off the back of consecutive defeats - to Argentina and Samoa
    • - Wales: Leigh Halfpenny; Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, Liam Williams; Rhys Priestland, Mike Phillips; Paul James, Matthew Rees, Aaron Jarvis, Bradley Davies, Luke Charteris, Ryan Jones, Sam Warburton (captain), Toby Faletau. Replacements: Ken Owens, Gethin Jenkins, Scott Andrews, Aaron Shingler, Justin Tipuric, Tavis Knoyle, James Hook, Scott Williams.
    • - Wales aren't within their own injury issues though with George North having been ruled out with a hip injury. He has been replaced by fellow Scarlets man Liam Williams
    • - New Zealand: Israel Dagg; Cory Jane, Conrad Smith, Ma'a Nonu, Julian Savea; Aaron Cruden, Aaron Smith; Tony Woodcock, Andrew Hore, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock, Liam Messam, Richie McCaw (captain), Kieran Read. Replacements: Dane Coles, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Brodie Retallick, Victor Vito, Piri Weepu, Beauden Barrett, Ben Smith.
    • - Carter is one of eight changes made by New Zealand to the team that beat Italy 42-10 in Rome last Saturday.
    • - Carter is out with an ankle injury and has been replaced by Aaron Cruden. "Gutted not to be playing," said Carter on his Twitter account. Cruden, who has not lost in 18 games for the world champions, has been promoted from the bench to be Carter's replacement.
    • - Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage from the Millennium Stadium as Wales take on a New Zealand side missing talismanic fly-half Dan Carter
  • Summary

    Wales versus New Zealand
    Williams 57’, Cuthbert 77’ Tries Messam 26’, Woodcock 39’, Romano 49’
      Conversions Cruden 28’, 41’, 50’
      Penalties Cruden 10’, 19’, 24’, 43’
      Drops  

Live Team Line-Up

  • Wales

    Manager: Rob Howley

    On the Field

    • James Substitution Out (55′)
    • Rees Substitution Out (65′)
    • Jarvis Substitution Out (2′)
    • Davies Substitution Out (2′)
    • Charteris
    • Jones Substitution Out (50′)
    • Warburton
    • Faletau
    • Phillips Substitution Out (55′)
    • Priestland Substitution Out (68′)
    • Williams
    • Roberts Substitution Out (19′)
    • Davies
    • Cuthbert Try
    • Halfpenny

    Subs

    • Williams Substitution In (19′) Try
    • Jenkins Substitution In (55′)
    • Hook Substitution In (68′)
    • Owens Substitution In (65′)
    • Knoyle Substitution In (55′)
    • Tipuric Substitution In (50′)
    • Andrews Substitution In (2′)
    • Shingler Substitution In (2′)

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

  • New Zealand

    Manager: Steve Hansen

    On the Field

    • Woodcock Try Substitution Out (51′)
    • Hore Substitution Out (55′)
    • Franks Substitution Out (61′)
    • Romano Try Substitution Out (51′)
    • Whitelock
    • Messam Try Substitution Out (71′)
    • McCaw
    • Read
    • Smith Substitution Out (51′)
    • Cruden Substitution Out (69′)
    • Savea Substitution Out (77′)
    • Nonu
    • Smith
    • Jane Yellow Card
    • Dagg

    Subs

    • Weepu Substitution In (51′)
    • Smith Substitution In (77′)
    • Crockett Substitution In (51′)
    • Vito Substitution In (71′)
    • Barrett Substitution In (69′)
    • Faumuina Substitution In (61′)
    • Retallick Substitution In (51′)
    • Coles Substitution In (55′)

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

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