LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Internationals

Thumb_wales-ed Wales

10

Thumb_new-zealand-ed New Zealand

33
Kick-off local time : Sat, 24 November 2012 - 17h15
Kick-off : Sat, 24 November 2012 - 19h15
Venue : Cardiff
Referee : Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Match status : Result
  Wales New Zealand
Tries Alex Cuthbert (77min) Liam Messam (26min)
Penalties Aaron Cruden (9min), Aaron Cruden (18min), Aaron Cruden (22min), and Aaron Cruden (42min)
Conversions Aaron Cruden (26min), Aaron Cruden (40min), and Aaron Cruden (48min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Cory Jane (59min)
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

80

Knoyle takes it up but he is held up in the tackle so the All Blacks have a late scrum. Barrett belts it into touch to bring an end to the game and the All Blacks have secured a comfortable victory despite some spirited Welsh fight in the second half.

78

Cuthbert breaks out again and flings a pass inside in the 22 but Weepu gets there and the All Blacks scramble it into touch.

77

Faletau crashes it up in front of the poles and they send it out to Owen who is stopped just short. They go out to Davies who is stopped quickly but there is an overlap and Cuthbert dives over in the corner for the TRY. Wales deserve that after building pressure for a while now. Halfpenny pushes the conversion wide.

75

The kick goes deep into the 22 and Jane is there but his pass puts Dagg under pressure and Wales get the penalty which they take quickly. They are right there now but it is slow ball and the defence is well set.Fauimuina goes off his feet so Wales have a late chance for a consolation.

73

Weepu hoists it but Williams knocks it on as he tries to claim the high ball so the All Blacks have a scrum on the right as the game winds down. Barrett looks for territory and Wales try to run it back through Hook. They go to the blindside with Tipuric and Williams makes a good run as they approach halfway.

71

They sling it wide from the line-out but the ball is not released in the tackle so Wales can set up a line-out of their own short of the 22. Wales send it wide this time and then work the shortside but they are forced into touch.

69

Savea claims the high ball and the All Blacks spread it wide to Dagg who is wrapped up by Davies. Read takes it up and Jenkins puts his hands in the ruck so Barrett sets up a line-out on the 22.

67

The Welsh front row hit the turf and the All Blacks call for another scrum. They inch towards the line and Read breaks again but he is brought down short of the line and Warburton gets in their to make the steal, great effort from the Welsh skipper.

65

Read takes it off the base and is brought down just short. Wales go over the top at the breakdown so McCaw calls for another scrum.

64

Weepu kicks long and Halfpenny is there. He makes a great run over halfway and then gets it away to Faletau but he loses it forward so the All Blacks have another scrum. Weepu marhalls the forwards as they drive on and Coles makes good ground up the middle. Davies takes the ball off McCaw and Wales try to run it out of their 22 but hold on too long on the ground. Weepu takes it quickly and darts into the 22, he makes the pass which is knocked into touch by a Welshman so the All Blacks have an attacking scrum.

61

Priestland sets up another line-out but this time it is just the forwards who line up. It is scrappy ball and lost forward so the All Blacks have a scrum on their 22.

59

Faletau breaks a tackle and Wales sense an opportunity. It goes out to Halfpenny and then Charteris takes it over halfway. It goes down the hands and there is an interception attempt from Jane which earns him a YELLOW CARD.

57

All 15 Welsh players are in the line-out and they launch a driving maul and it is Scott Williams who crashes over for the TRY. Halfpenny misses the conversion but that was a special moment.

56

Weepu takes too long to get the ball in the scrum so Wales have another chance. Warburton carries it up again and Rees is there, there is obstruction but the All Blacks had gone off their feet so Wales are still in with a shout as Priestland kicks to the corner.

54

Wales go to Williams in midfield and the All Blacks go offside so it is taken quickly. Warburton goes over the 22 and the support is there but the All Blacks are defending well. It goes wide and Cuthbert takes it up this time. Phillips slings it out to Faletau but he spills it forward so the All Blacks have a defensive scrum.

51

Wales' line-out goes over the back and Cruden kicks long. Halfpenny returns and Dagg puts it into touch near halfway.

48

The ball squirts out the side of the ruck and Aaron Smith is away, he looks for Cruden on his inside but the ball is lost forward so Wales have a scrum. Phillips is under pressure and loses it forward so the All Blacks sling it wide to Conrad Smith who finds Jane. It is worked out to the right and Savea is in space. He gets it away to Romano and the big lock barges over for a TRY in the left corner. Cruden nails the CONVERSION to make it 33-0.

46

Crudens tries a cross-kick and Cuthbert is there but he is under pressure from the chasers. Wales go to the blindside and Woodcock is offside so they take it quickly. Faletau finds some space on the left and they switch it back to the right as Davies goes over the 22.

44

Aaron Smith finds touch near halfway and Wales send it down the backline from the line-out. Halfpenny breaks a tackle but then loses it in the tackle so the All Blacks have a scrum inside their own half.

42

The Welsh front row goes down so Cruden knocks over another PENALTY to make it 26-0.

41

Cruden gets the second half underway and Wales take it up but they are held up in the tackle so the All Blacks have an early scrum.

40

It goes to Messam at the back and he flips it back to Woodcock who bursts through the line-out to score the TRY. A carbon copy of his try in the World Cup Final last year. Cruden adds the CONVERSION and the All Blacks go into half-time with a 23-0 lead.

38

Charteris takes it at the back and Phillips clears into touch from the base so the All Blacks will come from the line-out on the 22. They send it wide to Dagg and he is not released in the tackle so Cruden sets up another line-out.

36

Cruden kicks long again and Halfpenny is there. He hoists and Dagg claims it. Cruden kicks deep again and this time Halfpenny runs it back. The ball is kicked long and Savea puts a great kick into touch in the Welsh 22 this time.

34

Nonu bashes it up but loses it in contact and Faletau takes it up but he also loses it forward and the All Blacks have a scrum inside their own half.

33

faletau breaks from the base as they work the blindside but Priestland loses it forward in the tackle. Cruden kicks deep and Wales try to run it back but Halfpenny is caught on the 22. It goes out to Davies who breaks free down the left and the All Blacks go offside, but Priestland misses touch again and possession is handed back to New Zealand who have the scrum.

30

Rees plays the ball on the ground so Cruden sets up a line-out outside the 22. It goes to the backline and Nonu crashes it up. The forwards get stuck in but Wales are flying up on defence and a forward pass means that Wales have a scrum.

26

Dagg belts the kick away and Wales run it back through Halfpenny. They send it out to Cuthbert and the forwards are there in support. Priestland hoists and Savea takes it, he gives it to Dagg who gives it back and they work it across the field to the unmarked Liam Messam who cruises over in the right corner for the TRY. Cruden adds the CONVERSION and the All Blacks lead 16-0.

24

Smith hoists it and Wales win it in the air. Priestland finds a good touch in the corner so the All Blacks are deep in their own 22.

22

Wales drive it up the middle with their forwards and it is turned over. It goes out to Nonu and he gets both smiths in support. Cruden finds Dagg and Warburton goes off his feet so Cruden knocks over another PENALTY to make it 9-0.

20

Williams crashes it up in midfield and gets support from Davies but it is lost forward and the All Blacks clear into touch.

18

Cruden kicks deep and Halfpenny is there to return it. Jane tries another chip but there was a Welsh player in front of Halfpenny's kick so Cruden slots another PENALTY to make it 6-0.

16

Priestland finds touch and Savea takes it quickly. He sends it out to Jane who chips over the top and straight into touch. Wales take it quickly and kick long so the All Blacks run it back through Savea.

14

The ball is not coming out of the scrum so New Zealand will have the chance to attack from the Welsh 22. Wales go early so they go quickly. it is worked out to Conrad Smith who flings it out to Savea but he is tackled into touch short of the line.

12

Smith goes to Nonu on the crash and it goes out to Dagg but he is crunched on the 22 by Williams to the delight of the crowd.

11

Phillips takes a line-out ball and the forwards support him well but Roberts loses it in contact and the All Blacks can counter. They go out to Romano who bashes over the gainline and Cruden puts a cross-kick in which Cuthbert carries into touch.

9

Cruden launches a high ball and Conrad Smith wins it in the air as the All Blacks snap onto attack. Romano is hit hard on the 22 and Wales slowed it down so Cruden will kick at goal. The PENALTY is over and the All Blacks lead 3-0.

7

Priestland tries the cross-kick and Halfpenny gets there to hack it up the touchline and into touch. Cruden kicks deep from the line-out and Nonu is offside so Priestland looks to set up the line-out but the ball goes dead, costly error there.

5

Wales set the maul and edge forward but they are held up so the All Blacks get the scrum inside their own 22. Read comes away with it before Cruden finds touch near halfway.

2

Priestland hoists it and Savea loses it forward so Wales have the first scrum. Welsh tighthead Aaron Jarvis has been stretchered off with a knee injury and Scott Andrews comes on to replace him. Woodcock drops his bind at the scrum and Wales set up the line-out.

0

Priestland kicks the game off and Nonu comes away with it. The All Blacks shift it to the middle and Smith kicks from the base. Priestland is swamped but Wales secure it.

-5

The teams are out on the pitch and it is just the anthems and the haka to go before we get things underway.

-15

Wales have coach Warren Gatland back at the helm, and they are hoping that their Kiwi boss will provide the inspiration needed to take down the rampant All Blacks.

-30

Welcome to live coverage of the clash between Wales and the All Blacks from the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff. The Welsh have lost their last five games on the trot and they face a serious test against the world champions who have not lost this year.
Wales
Players
15 Liam Williams
14 Alex Cuthbert
13 Jonathan Davies
12 Jamie Roberts
11 George North
10 Dan Biggar
9 Mike Phillips
8 Toby Faletau
7 Josh Turnbull
6 Dan Lydiate
5 Alun Wyn Jones
4 Luke Charteris
3 Samson Lee
2 Ken Owens
1 Gethin Jenkins

Substitutes
23 Matthew Morgan
22 James Hook
21 Gareth Davies
20 Dan Baker
19 Jake Ball
18 Aaron Jarvis
17 Paul James
16 Matthew Rees
New Zealand
Players
15 Ben Smith
14 Cory Jane
13 Malakai Fekitoa
12 Ma'a Nonu
11 Julian Savea
10 Aaron Cruden
9 Aaron Smith
8 Kieran Read
7 Richie McCaw
6 Jerome Kaino
5 Sam Whitelock
4 Brodie Retallick
3 Owen Franks
2 Dane Coles
1 Wyatt Crockett

Substitutes
23 Ryan Crotty
22 Beauden Barrett
21 TJ Perenara
20 Liam Messam
19 Patrick Tuipulotu
18 Joe Moody
17 Charlie Faumuina
16 Keven Mealamu