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  • Live Commentary

    Time:80'
    • New Zealand
    • Wales
    • 80' Ref blows for full-time. NZ score 27 unanswered points in the second half to demolish Welsh hopes. 42-9 to NZ and fitting way to bid farewell to Carisbrook. As for Wales. they simply could not live with NZ in the second half as their defence was torn to shreds. Thanks for joining us.
    • 77' Wales trying to finsh on the front foot but NZ tackling knocking them backwards every time they try to attack.
    • 74' NZ attack again and Rokocoko put into space on right wing, before Wales force lineout 5m from their line. NZ pinch throw and launch another attack through their forwards.
    • 72' Conversion Carter and NZ now lead 42-9. Chance of the half-century if Wales don't shore things up.
    • 71' Things going from bad to worse for Wales as sub Kahui cuts right through their defence from just inside visitors' half to go over for their fifth try. 40-9 NZ.
    • 68' Carter adds superb conversion from out wide and NZ lead 35-9. The man, quite simply, is a rugby genius.
    • 67' NZ penalised for not releasing and Biggar kicks for touch on their 22. Chance now for Wales to do some thing. Roberts hit hard by Stanley but Wales continue attack. Ball spilled and Mealamu and Thorne counter from their 22. Ball is recycled and Carter shows sublime skill to finish off glorious try. Pure magic from the fly-half as he scores from 40m. 33-9 to NZ.
    • 63' Woodock has a charge down the wing as it opens up or NZ again, Stanley continues attack. J Thomas penalised for not releasing and Carter extends lead to 28-9. That's 18 points so far for the star fly-half.
    • 60' 28 missed tackles from Wales so far.
    • 59' Free-kick NZ from scrum. Read takes tap and carries attack to within metres of Wales try line. Ball is spilled and Wales kick downfield. Halfpenny first to ball and hacks on again but NZ defence back - just - to clear the danger.
    • 56' Wales tackling not good enough as NZ forwards makes ground easily. Gatland decides it's time for a change and brings on Yapp in front row for Jones and Biggar at fly-half for Jones.
    • 54' Noticeable step up in aggression from NZ in the second half and so far Wales unable to live with it.
    • 53' Superb conversion from Carter and NZ lead 25-9. One fears for Wales now.
    • 52' Rokocoko launches another NZ counter from deep in his own half. Wales falling off tackles now as NZ carry play into Wales 22. Carter takes ball himself and brilliantly evades several tackles to wriggle over for NZ's third try. 23-9 NZ and Wales now facing heavy defeat.
    • 50' Penalty to NZ from scrum 5m from Wales line. Carter opts for goal from wide out and lands a beauty. NZ lead 18-9.
    • 47' Another excellent scrum from Wales but Jones charged down. McCaw wins race to loose ball just outside Wales 22. Boric almost breaks clear and is dragged down just short before Wales force turnover and kick downfield. Rokocoko counters superbly and Wales forced into rearguard defence to prevent NZ try in corner.
    • 45' Byrne claims Carter chip ahead and makes good ground into NZ half. Wales disrupt NZ scrum and Carter forced to kick under pressure. Kick goes long and it's scrum Wales back in NZ half. Good pressure from Wales as NZ bring on prop Woodcock.
    • 42' Decent touch finder from Byrne moves Wales just outside NZ 22 and lineout to home side.
    • 41' Jones gets second half restarted. What can Wales do to turn this around?
    • 40' NZ counter from missed Jones drop at goal, but Wales force turnover and attack themselves through Roberts. Ball eventually spilled and ref blows for half-time. NZ lead 15-9 and Wales still very much in it, but one senses the Blacks have started to get on top in the physical contest. Two tries already for the home side and Wales have it all to do after the break.
    • 39' Another penalty as NZ try to counter ruck but just flop over the ball - as it their wont! This time it's in Jones's range, though again wide out and the fly-half pushes his chance.
    • 38' Wales get the edge in scrum and earn penalty. Great touch from Jones deep in NZ 22 and chance for Wales now as half-time approaches.
    • 36' NZ going through the phases and each time crossing the gain line. But Stanley knocks on in tackle by Roberts and chance for Wales to regroup. Physicality of NZ starting to tell on the visitors now.
    • 34' Franks penalised and chance for Jones to close the gap, which he does superbly from out wide and lead now 15-9.
    • 32' Wales on the attack but ball pops out side of ruck and Jane claims it, sprints 70m downfield, steps inside covering tackle of Pridie, then Ryan Jones and goes over for NZ's second try. Brilliant finish from the wing and NZ lead 15-6.
    • 29' Bishop back to support Ryan Jones and steps beautifully through a number of tackles as Wales carry attack in NZ half. Promising play by Wales before Jones knocks on in NZ 22.
    • 27' No straight against Cowan - not often you see that these days!
    • 25' Mealamu makes lovely break and is hit hard by Phillips. Blacks continue to attack and Thomas pinged for offside. Chance for Carter to extend NZ lead which he does comfortably. Blacks now lead 10-6.
    • 22' Wales fail to contest their own throw and then concede penalty. Cowan again quick tap but McCaw knocks on after tackle by Byrne. Blacks starting to get the edge here.
    • 20' Carter adds conversions and Blacks lead 7-6.
    • 19' Wales first defence good with Roberts up fast. Wales infringe, Cowan takes quick tap and is held up just short. Mealamu supports and touches down under the posts. Wales lead now just 6-5.
    • 18' Great play from Ryan Jones as he steals Blacks ball at breakdown only for Blacks to then force turnover. Carter chip forces Pridie to sprint back and clear danger. Blacks lineout 5m from Wales line and danger signs for the visitors.
    • 14' Blacks penalised for holding on. Well played Stephen Jones. Looks like Halfpenny is going to have a pop from just inside his half. Monster kick from the wing as he moves Wales 6-0 ahead.
    • 13' Wales infringe at lineout and chance for Carter to level the scores, but he pushes his kick wide. Not a very good effort from the fly-half.
    • 11' Another bomb from Jones and Halfpenny claims superby and tries to wriggle free before knocking on. Blacks try to counter but pass goes to touch. Great effort from Halfpenny.
    • 9' Bishop almost evades tackle of Carter as Wales continue to attack in Blacks 22. Big hit Read on AW Jones. Wales knock on and Dagg clears danger. But Wales though continuing their excellent start and must keep the pressure up.
    • 7' Dagg chip ahead out on the full and Wales have lineout back in Blacks half. Jones crosskick claimed by Halfpenny and the wing feeds inside to Roberts as Wales take play into Blacks 22.
    • 4' Bishop up quickly on Carter and charges his kick down. Phillips chases loose ball but Blacks back to touch down. Wales force another turnover, Jones drops back in pocket and lands a neat drop goal. 3-0 Wales and excellent start for the visitors.
    • 2' Wales force early turnover and Jones puts up a bomb to test All Black full-back Dagg, but the full-back claims it well and kicks downfield.
    • 1' Carter gets the game underway.
    • - Wales coach Warren Gatland has been talking up his side's chances this week and it's now time to deliver. They missed a great opportunity last time out when they went down narrowly to an under-strerngth South Africa side in Cardiff - now they will see if they really are able to challenge the best in the world.
    • - It is a fine evening in Carisbrook and the All Blacks will want to mark the last time this stadium hosts an international with another impressive display.
    • - Flanker Victor Vito is the only change to the All Blacks side that crushed 14-man Ireland 68-28 last weekend and makes his debut on the blindside. Fly-half Dan Carter ominously looks back to his best as he engineered the nine-try rout of the Irish.
    • - Wales are at near full strength for their trip to the 'House of Pain' and are making all the right nosies about giving it a real go. We'll see. Gaving Thomas is in on the openside for his first cap in two years, while Stephen Jones wins his 90th cap and Andrew Bishop replaces the injured James Hook at 13.
    • - Good morning and welcome to first the game of a busy day of international rugby, which kicks off with New Zealand v Wales from Carisbrook.
  • Summary

    New Zealand versus Wales
    Mealamu 19’, Jane 32’, Carter 52’, 67’, Kahui 72’ Tries  
    Carter 19’, 52’, 67’, 72’ Conversions  
    Carter 24’, 50’, 63’ Penalties Halfpenny 15’, Jones 35’
      Drops Jones 4’

Live Team Line-Up

  • New Zealand

    Manager: Graham Henry

    On the Field

    • Franks Substitution Out (46′)
    • Mealamu Try Substitution Out (75′)
    • Franks
    • Thorn
    • Boric Substitution Out (57′)
    • Vito
    • McCaw
    • Read Substitution Out (68′)
    • Cowan Substitution Out (59′)
    • Carter Tries×2 Substitution Out (73′)
    • Rokocoko
    • Stanley
    • Smith
    • Jane Try
    • Dagg Substitution Out (41′)

    Subs

    • Woodcock Substitution In (46′)
    • Weepu Substitution In (59′)
    • Thomson a Substitution In (68′)
    • Kahui Substitution In (41′) Try
    • De Malmanche Substitution In (75′)
    • Cruden Substitution In (73′)
    • Whitelock Substitution In (57′)

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

  • Wales

    Manager: Warren Gatland

    On the Field

    • James
    • Rees Substitution Out (69′)
    • Jones Substitution Out (57′)
    • Davies
    • Jones
    • Thomas
    • Thomas Substitution Out (58′)
    • Jones R.
    • Phillips
    • Jones Substitution Out (57′)
    • Prydie
    • Roberts Substitution Out (70′)
    • Bishop Substitution Out (74′)
    • Halfpenny
    • Byrne

    Subs

    • Bennett Substitution In (69′)
    • Yapp Substitution In (57′)
    • Jones
    • Biggar Substitution In (57′)
    • Davies Substitution In (70′)
    • Knoyle Substitution In (74′)
    • McCusker Substitution In (58′)

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

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