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Wales v New Zealand - Live
80 Cuthbert has finished the game superbly as he ran well from the restart but nothing came to fruition for the hosts. It was a much better second-half from Wales but New Zealand have once again been a class above tonight. They now head to Twickenham while Wales prepare to tackle Australia. Thank you for following our commentary!
79 Halfpenny's conversion shaves the outside of the upright.
78 CUTHBERT TRY! 10-33! That is much better from Wales. After patient rugby they shifted the ball to the right and a nice pull-back pass from Liam Williams sends over his wing partner. Something else for the Cardiff crowd to get excited about.
76 So calm (maybe too calm) from Dagg and Jane as they try to get out of trouble in their own 22. And it backfires as possession is turned over to allow Wales a great position to cross. They go through the phases with a penalty advantage in their pocket.
73 It is all very quiet at the Millennium Stadium as Weepu waits to put in close to halfway and smart Highlanders full-back Ben Smith warms up on the sideline.
71 Messam is replaced by Victor Vito.
70 Jane returns to the field after his ten-minute spell in the sin-bin and he'll join his team-mates on an attack. Not anymore though as replacement fly-half Beauden Barrett coughs up the ball in a frustrating personal error for the young Hurricane.
68 A captain's effort from Warburton there keeps New Zealand at bay. The Blues man forced a penalty at the breakdown to relieve a big amount of pressure.
65 Yes they are awake now and will have a scrum five metres from the Welsh whitewash with the whole width of the pitch to work with. Stay tuned to see if they can cross for the fourth time tonight. You wouldn't bet against it happening would you?
62 New Zealand have gone to sleep in the last ten minutes but do have possession via a scrum on their own 22. But all credit to Wales though as things are finally starting to click. They have some defending to do now though with Coles taking it up.
60 JANE YELLOW! Wales have woken up. Faletau now streaks clear from the restart which sparks another attack down the left wing. But hang on a minute, Jane has been sent to the sin-bin for deliberately slapping down the ball.
57 S WILLIAMS TRY! 5-33! Save this for a 'what happened next'. Wales have just put all fifteen players in the line-out and then driven over, with the centre Williams the man crashing over. Clever rugby before Halfpenny misses the extras.
56 This is much better from Wales though as they enjoy a good period of possession in the All Blacks' 22. Is this the moment where they cross the whitewash? No, obstruction is called by referee Joubert. He was playing advantage to Wales though.
55 Wales have lost another prop as James limps off for Jenkins.
54 Wales have progressed to within 20 metres now but can they breach this black wall? Williams tries before good patience is shown by the Welsh against what is an organised defence. And eventually the error comes which leads to loud cheers from NZ.
52 On come Retallick, Weepu and Crockett for New Zealand while I can see Tipuric on the field for Wales, who are in possession on halfway with Phillips.
50 CRUDEN CONVERSION! 0-33! Seven from seven.
48 ROMANO TRY! 0-31! Too easy. Conrad Smith, Jane and Dagg combine initially before Savea draws and gives on the other touchline to his big lock.
47 Here come the All Blacks from their own 22 as Aaron Smith darts down the touchline before he looks to find half-back partner Cruden. However, the pass isn't held so it will be a Welsh scrum on their own ten-metre. So, will they hold Wales to 0?
44 And the loudest cheer of the night from the home crowd goes to Prince Williams who appears on the big screen. That sums up how things have gone for Gatland's men this past 44 minutes. All Blacks scrum about 30 from their own line.
43 CRUDEN PENALTY! 0-26! The lead is extended.
Second-half Welcome back to the action with the All Blacks in a commanding position in Cardiff. New Zealand have promising field position to begin and it quickly becomes a penalty as Wales collapse the scrum. McCaw points to the posts.
40 CRUDEN CONVERSION! 0-23! First-half complete!
39 WOODCOCK TRY! 0-21! One final chance for the All Blacks is taken with open arms as from an attacking line-out, a massive hole is spotted in the Welsh pack and the visiting loosehead strolls through it. I'm afraid that is poor from Wales.
37 They aren't able to just yet as it's New Zealand in the red zone as we wait for running repairs to a cut above Ryan Jones' eye. Here we go, Welsh defensive line-out five metres from his own line. Phillips eventually clears but it is lacking in distance.
36 There's a real Scarlets look to the backs, with only Mike Phillips, Alex Cuthbert and Leigh Halfpenny at other regions. Can they spark something for Wales?
35 That has brought the crowd to their feet! Davies has just raced up to halfway from his own 22 before handing to the impressive Williams. However, James fumbles in the resulting phase so the possession is coughed up. Too many errors from Wales.
31 Priestland has coughed it up but is bailed out by Scarlets team-mate Liam Williams, who puts in a great tackle on Savea to dislodge the ball on halfway. Soon after though the hosts are back on their 22 with Owen Franks putting in the huge hits.
28 CRUDEN CONVERSION! 0-16! Four from four.
26 MESSAM TRY! 0-14! New Zealand strike on the turnover as the elecrtic Dagg slips a couple of tackles from his 22 before handing to Savea who received a possible forward pass. It doesn't matter now though as the All Blacks recycle and go wide to the right where Messam is waiting for an easy run-in. Worrying signs for the Welsh.
23 CRUDEN PENALTY! 0-9! Fantastic from the All Blacks as they let Wales pick and go for a while and then pounce at the perfect time to turn it over. That all results in a penalty as Warburton doesn't release the tackler. Cruden makes it 0-9.
20 Scott Williams has announced his arrival with a massive carry but unfortunately for him and Wales Jon Davies has lost the ball before contact. So it has been a worrying start for Wales on the injury front as head coach Warren Gatland looks on.
19 CRUDEN PENALTY! 0-6! Plenty of kicking in the last couple of minutes which ends with Wales being penalised for taking out Jane so up steps Cruden once again. Will he be successful from 44 metres? Just about! Roberts is off injured.
15 New Zealand go close here as Hurricanes wing Savea is just about bundled into touch by Halfpenny. Good defence from the Cardiff Blues full-back but Wales can't rest just yet, New Zealand are coming again, this time from the halfway line.
14 Wales have a scrum turned over now on their 22 which is a worrying sign with this All Black backline licking their lips. This is looking ominous for Wales.
11 Wales are under the cosh as the All Blacks (from shirt 1 to 15) show their handling skills which fixes each defender. They're on the 22 as Nonu runs hard.
9 CRUDEN PENALTY! 0-3! And here they come. Romano runs hard but the Welsh have already been penalised for slowing the ball down. New Zealand unlike Wales point to the posts at this early stage with the Chiefs fly-half opening his account.
7 Barring the injuries it has been a positive start from Wales, who have the territory right now. But as we've seen from NZ this month, they turn it on in spells.
5 Great work from the All Blacks follows as they hold up the Welsh maul to force the turnover. Eventually playmaker Cruden puts boot to ball and clears well.
3 Aaron Shingler is on for Davies too so Ryan Jones will move into the second-row position. Some good news for them though as All Blacks loosehead Woodcock is penalised at the next scrum. Wales opt for the corner - bold move from the hosts.
2 Andrew Hore could be in trouble with the citing officer following this game as he takes out Bradley Davies off the ball. The lock is coming off and so is tighthead prop Aaron Jarvis with a leg injury. On comes Scott Andrews to replace Jarvis.
Kick-off Here we go. What an atmosphere we have as Priestland gets things going. He is soon underneath a high ball too and takes it well close to halfway.
Anthems Stirring stuff before the kick-off. Now for the haka.
Team news Wales are without wing George North due to injury while Sam Warburton, Jon Davies and Rhys Priestland return to the XV. New Zealand, like I say, will be without Carter but recall attacking threats Cory Jane and Israel Dagg.
Welcome Our final live offering comes from Cardiff where the All Blacks are in town. Wales are not expected to win this but, without Dan Carter, who knows what may happen. Step in Aaron Cruden with Beauden Barrett on the bench.
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