NZL
No.Name
6Jerome Kaino, FL
8Kieran Read, P
T
2Dane Coles, H
3Owen Franks, P
9Aaron Smith, SH
4Luke Romano, L
7Sam Cane, FL
5Brodie Retallick, L
1Joe Moody, P
15Ben Smith, FB
14Waisake Naholo, W
T
2
13Malakai Fekitoa, C
12Ryan Crotty, C
11Julian Savea, W
T
10Aaron Cruden, FH
4
2
Replacements
16Nathan Harris, -
T
17Wyatt Crockett, -
18Charlie Faumuina, -
19Patrick Tuipulotu, -
20Ardie Savea, -
21TJ Perenara, -
22Beauden Barrett, -
23Seta Tamanivalu, -

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Eden Park
7:35 PM, June 10, 2016
Attendance: 50,000

Match Commentary

81'+239-21 Conversion - Aaron Cruden , New Zealand
81'+137-21 Try - Nathan Harris , New Zealand
81'+339-21 End of second half
80'That's all she wrote. The All Blacks have run out ultimately convincing winners on the scoreboard, but the score does not tell the story of the game from the point of view of Wales.
80'Seta Temaniavalu busts through on a cutback in first phase attack from the scrum. The ball then comes back left and the front-rowers combine with great hands for Nathan Harris to go over in the corner.
80'Siren sounds as TJ Perenara looks to feed the scrum.
78'Waisake Naholo loses the ball on the left flank after busting past George North but Wales now deep in their own territory and Jonathan Davies knocks on.
77'Free-kick Wales after All Blacks scrum unstable but Gareth Davies comes short with his darting run and the All blacks create another turnover and Ben Smith clears out on the right wing.
76'Wales lose another lineout. From being imperious in winning the first four straight they're really struggling now.
75'Substitute on - Seta Tamanivalu , New Zealand
75'Player substituted - Malakai Fekitoa , New Zealand
74'All Blacks effect another turnover on halfway and once again come towards Waisake Naholo on the left wing. Wales defend the counter well and then effect a turnover of their own. Toby Faletau good to effect that turnover at a ruck.
73'Length of the field break sparked by Waisake Naholo, Brodie retallick and Ryan Crotty before ball lost forward by Charlie Faumuina in midfield. Wales looking increasingly tired.
72'Another try disallowed, this time from Toby Faletau. Back-rower a long way in front of the kicker before chasing down the ball and barrelling over the line from halfway. Not so controversial.
72'Player substituted - Bradley Davies , Wales
72'Substitute on - Jake Ball , Wales
72'Substitute on - Ellis Jenkins , Wales
72'Player substituted - Sam Warburton , Wales
72'Player substituted - Dane Coles , New Zealand
72'Substitute on - Nathan Harris , New Zealand
72'Substitute on - Tomas Francis , Wales
72'Player substituted - Samson Lee , Wales
72'Player substituted - Rhys Webb , Wales
72'Substitute on - Gareth Davies , Wales
71'Aaron Cruden ghosts into space through the halfway line, but referee Wayne Barnes overrules TMO George Ayoub to disallow TJ Perenara's try for a forward pass from his fly-half. Somewhat controversial.
70'Wales seem to be running out of gas, basic errors under pressure at key times of a movement cruelling their progress. New Zealand also edging extra metres each time they go into contact.
69'Player substituted - Aaron Smith , New Zealand
69'Substitute on - TJ Perenara , New Zealand
69'32-21 Conversion - Aaron Cruden , New Zealand
68'30-21 Try - Kieran Read , New Zealand
67'Kieran read goes over after good work around the ruck, particularly from Aaron Smith, but perhaps lucky after the ball had bounced around behind the ruck. Good ball from Patrick Tuipolotu put his captain over.
66'Clever kick fto space from Aaron Cruden followed by extreme pressure by Waisake Naholo wins the hosts a lneout.
65'Wales have now cleared the decks in terms of the substitutes; they'll need their bench players to match the impact of the home replacements.
65'Substitute on - Gareth Anscombe , Wales
65'Player substituted - Liam Williams , Wales
65'Player substituted - Jamie Roberts , Wales
65'Substitute on - Scott Williams , Wales
65'Substitute on - Rob Evans , Wales
65'Player substituted - Gethin Jenkins , Wales
65'Player substituted - Ken Owens , Wales
65'Substitute on - Scott Baldwin , Wales
64'Fair to say that New Zealand's substitues Beauden Barrett, Patrick Tuipolotu and Ardie Savea have had a major effect in the second half, perhaps even turning the tide towards the hosts.
63'Wales back on the attack rumbling forward after almost losing a second straight lineout, but they then spill the ball forward after Ryan Crotty hammers Jamie Roberts.
63'25-21 Conversion - Aaron Cruden , New Zealand
62'New Zealand ignore the goal attempt as Aaron Smith takes a quick tap straight to Waisake Naholo, who runs straight through Dan Biggar. Simple try and Wales will be disappointed to concede.
62'23-21 Try - Waisake Naholo , New Zealand
61'Substitute on - Ardie Savea , New Zealand
61'Player substituted - Sam Cane , New Zealand
60'Dan Biggar clears to the 22 under immense pressure deep inside his endgoal from the 5m lineout, by NZL win the subsequent lineout and they're back with 5m of the whitewash under advantage.
59'New Zealand come to the left with quick hands to Waisake Naholo, who again makes ground in limited space before putting a foot in touch.
58'Cruden's kick is poor, and short, but Jonathan Davies fails to find touch with his clearing kick. New Zealand back on offence on the Wales 22.
56'Big bust from the All Blacks after Patrick Tuipulotu turns over a Wales lineout. Simple handling and Beauden Barrett goes over halfway. Penalty NZ after Wales go off their feet at the ruck.
55'Aaron Smith told to use the ball at the back of a driving maul and perhaps for the first time ever he looks confused in his decision-making. Penalty almost immediately after a poor kick and Wales are back deep inside NZ territory.
54'Great work Dan Biggar to collect an almost impossible mark one-handed the roost the ball inside NZ territory.
53'Most notably the Wales defensive line that looked stretched very early in the first half is now the dominant factor of the game. PLus that defensive line is very quick in chasing and pressuring kicks.
53'Player substituted - Luke Romano , New Zealand
53'Substitute on - Patrick Tuipulotu , New Zealand
53'18-21 Penalty goal - Dan Biggar , Wales
52'New Zealand have not been beaten in 34 Tests at Eden Park, but Wales are a real chance here. No reason to fear the hosts on any evidence this evening.
51'Player substituted - Jake Ball , Wales
51'Substitute on - Alun Wyn Jones , Wales
49'Huge bust from George North who really is threatening every time he gets the ball on the right. Stopped only by a brutal tackle by Beauden Barrett. Late tackle on Rhys Webb by Aaron Webb gifts Dan Biggar another opportunity.
48'Dan Biggar misses away to the left from outside the 22. Alun-Wyn Jones has been cleared by the concussion test.
48'Luke Romano penalised for tackling the lineout jumper in the air.
48'Substitute on - Wyatt Crockett , New Zealand
48'Player substituted - Joe Moody , New Zealand
48'18-18 Penalty goal - Aaron Cruden , New Zealand
46'All Blacks firmly on the attack after Liam Williams fumbles on brubber kick behind the line on the right wing. Malakia Fekitoa certain to score only for Rhys Webb to make a textbook covering tackle.
46'Substitute on - Charlie Faumuina , New Zealand
46'Player substituted - Owen Franks , New Zealand
45'
45'Player substituted - Alun Wyn Jones , Wales
45'Substitute on - Jake Ball , Wales
44'Alun-Wyn ones off for a concussion test after a hefty knock minutes ago.
44'New Zealand -- whisper this a little quietly -- look just a little short of ideas at the minute. They seem rattled by the scoreline.
43'Ben Smith has gone to the wing, replacing Julian Savea, with Beaden Barrett at fullback.
43'Substitute on - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
43'Player substituted - Julian Savea , New Zealand
42'More poor execution from the All Blacks as they knock-on when trying to go wide in second phase. Poor pass was behind Ben Smith. NZL centre pairing struggling against Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies.
41'New Zealand have started as they did the first half, on the front foot and putting the ball through phases. Looking perhaps to go up the guts with the forwards a little more however.
41'We're back underway at Eden park with Dan Biggar kicking off long right. History in the making here for Wales.
41'15-18 End of first half
40'Aaron Smith says Wales playing good rugby but laments All Blacks' inability to hold on to the ball.
40'15-18 Start of second half
39'New Zealand just hold out Wales under increasing pressure, and Aaron Smith a relieved man to find touch from a 5-metre lineout.
38'Wales bashing the New Zealand line and looking threatening.
37'Close escape there for New Zealand. Clever chip from Dan Biggar exploits space behind the NZL line. Aaron Smith collects and Aaron Cruden saves the halfback after he spills the ball backwards under pressure from Jonathan Davies. Scrum Wales.
35'George North makes a half-break after Wales finally effected another turnover at ruck ball. Wales have really stepped up at the breakdown after the opening five minutes, and they're clearly the better team with momentum at the moment. Strong also at set-piece.
34'Kieran Read is producing a huge effort wearing the armband, involved in everything.
34'Key stat to this point: 8-2 handling errors, with the All Blacks' execution clearly off in the face of the Welsh challenge.
32'Wales had scored only four tries in seven All Blacks Test in NZ. They now have half that number again in 30 minutes. Blistering game plan from Wales, anything but the bash and barge we had perhaps expected.
32'15-18 Conversion - Dan Biggar , Wales
31'15-16 Try - Rhys Webb , Wales
30'Great try Wales to get back in front. Tremendous break from Liam Williams after collecting a high ball in his own half and stepped inside locks to clean through. Then fed Rhys Webb to touch down. Great try Wales but imagine Steve Hansen will be fuming at slow linespeed in the chase of a long kick.
29'Waisake Naholo burns past Hallam Amos once again after lightning hands from Ben Smith and Malakai Fekitoa but the winger bombs a certain try when holding the ball rather than passing to free support runners.
27'Strong defensive from Brodie Retallic to haul down George North after Jonaathan Davises had effected a turnover. Trysaver.
27'Wales showing great commitment and no little skill and footwork to get back in the game. Producing a genuine challenge and this is shaping as a fine game. Rhys Webb at scrum-half is highly influential.
26'15-11 Penalty goal - Dan Biggar , Wales
23'Lovely bust from Liam Williams on a short ball from Rhys Webb but the fullback lacked support and kick was the wrong option. Rewarded when Dane Coles offside from the rebound from Williams' kick.
22'New Zealand making ground around the edges of the ruck perhaps a little too easily for Wales' liking, but Wales showing great initiative on the counter attack -- this time on the right flank through Jonathan Davies.
21'15-8 Penalty goal - Dan Biggar , Wales
19'The tries have boosted the New Zealanders, who are hitting the rucks harder again, but Wales are creating spaces on the right side of NZL defence if they can exploit them. Penalty Wales after NZL offside in the defensive line.
19'15-5 Conversion - Aaron Cruden , New Zealand
18'13-5 Try - Waisake Naholo , New Zealand
17'Cracking try for New Zealand after Ben Smith collects a high ball outside his 22 and burns through the defence. Feeds Cruden who passes to Naholo on the bust to come inside and touch down unopposed.
16'Nice in and away from George North to go past Julian Savea. Shaping as a strong contest on that flank.
16'Wales kick off short again in an attempt to create a content in centrefield, Kieran Read collects but a tactic.
15'8-5 Try - Julian Savea , New Zealand
14'Aaron Cruden launches a chip kick into space on the left wing and Julian Savea rises high over George North to collect the ball and touch down. Result of good ball running in the middle of the pack after Naholo had burned Hallam Amos.
13'Fantatsic break on the outisde from Naholo who stands up his defender and simply burns past. NZL now deep in Wales territory.
12'Wales settling into the game now after being dominated in the opening eight minutes. Ball runners running straigher and forwards hitting the ruck with more meaning.
11'Waisake Naholo spills the ball centre field fust inside the NSL 22, and Wales have after great attacking platform.
9'3-5 Try - Taulupe Faletau , Wales
8'Liam Williams looks dangerous on the right flank after Ben Smith had spilled the high ball. Come back left and Hallam Amos and George North combine to put Toby Faletau over the tryline on the left corner. Brilliant try. Brilliant.
7'Solid Wales scrum under pressure and Toby Faletau feeds Rhys Webb to go left but tourists going side to side rather than up and down and Webb kicks an up-and-under.
6'
6'New Zealand back-three in particular looking dangerous with ball in hand.
6'Wales finally get into New Zealand territory but only because they have restarted from the goal kick. Short kick-off but New Zealand recycle before Wales win a scrum.
5'3-0 Penalty goal - Aaron Cruden , New Zealand
4'Wales concede another penalty almost straight from contact after the drop out and New Zealand put the ball through hands under advantage. Nothing accrues and Aaron Cruden going for goal from straight in front. Wales unable to match the All Blacks pace, or their strength at the ruck.
2'Long attempt from Cruden looks good but hits the right upright and All Blacks recycle but Wales defend the line.
1'Wales collect easily and recycle but poor kick straight to Ben Smith. All Blacks put ball straight though hands and Julian Savea makes an early bust. Penalty to NZL after Wales refuse to roll away at the ruck.
1'Aaron Cruden kicks off: the new era in All Blacks rugby is underway.
1'Welcome to our Live Text Commentary of the New Zealand All Blacks hosting Wales at Eden Park, the first of the mid-season Tests featuring the European powers in the Southern Hemisphere. ESPN's New Zealand rugby columnists Craig Dowd is "a little nervous" of the Welsh threat while our preview predicts an easy home win. What do you think will happen? Sparkling and powerful renditions of the national anthems. We're just a couple of minutes away from kick-off. Aaron Smith leading the first haka of the season. And we have Ka Mate.
1'0-0 Start of first half