WALES
NO.NAME
5Alun Wyn Jones, L
2Ken Owens, H
6Aaron Shingler, FL
7Josh Navidi, FL
8Taulupe Faletau, W
9Rhys Webb, SH
1Rob Evans, P
4Jake Ball, L
3Tomas Francis, P
15Leigh Halfpenny, FB
2
14Hallam Amos, W
13Scott Williams, C
T
12Owen Williams, C
11Steff Evans, W
11Steff Evans, W
Replacements
10Dan Biggar, FH
16Kristian Dacey, FH
17Wyn Jones, FL
18Leon Brown, FH
19Cory Hill, P
20Justin Tipuric, P
21Gareth Davies, FH
T
22Rhys Priestland, H
23Jamie Roberts, FB

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Principality Stadium
10:15 PM, November 25, 2017
Attendance: 74,169

Match Commentary

81'+218-33 End of second half
80'Credit has to go to both Rieko Ioane and Waisake Naholo, Wales could not handle either of them.
80'
80'And that chance goes begging. It sums up Wales' day today -- they have wasted far too many chances in the All Blacks' 22. It's all over in Cardiff, and what a game it was! Wales put the All Blacks under pressure, but the response was New Zealand at their free-flowing, clinical beat. The All Blacks end 2017 on a high. Wales suffer their 30th consecutive defeat to the All Blacks.
80'Rhys Priestland kicks for the corner from a penalty, one last chance for Wales to salvage some pride.
76'Player substituted - Tomas Francis , Wales
76'Substitute on - Leon Brown , Wales
76'Player substituted - Ken Owens , Wales
76'Substitute on - Kristian Dacey , Wales
75'
75'18-33 Conversion - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
74'18-31 Try - Rieko Ioane , New Zealand
73'Rieko Ioane finds a massive gap in the Welsh defence and he blitzes through. His second of the night. Surely all over now, just as Wales were getting back into the game.
72'New Zealand have won back possession from a Welsh scrum, forcing a free kick. Another scrum for the All Blacks.
72'New Zealand with a big chance to put the game beyond Wales. The ball comes to Ioane, who offloads towards Lienert-Brown, but the pass is poor and the ball is forced out by Wales.
71'Substitute on - Nathan Harris , New Zealand
71'Player substituted - Codie Taylor , New Zealand
71'Player substituted - Waisake Naholo , New Zealand
71'Substitute on - Lima Sopoaga , New Zealand
71'Player substituted - Aaron Shingler , Wales
71'Substitute on - Justin Tipuric , Wales
71'18-26 Conversion - Leigh Halfpenny , Wales
70'Halfpenny's conversion curls inside the post and now Wales are now 8 points behind with the All Blacks a man down. Ten minutes to go, and Wales need two scores.
69'Gareth Davies is over for the try! From the fourth scrum, Davies runs it from out of the scrum and bounds over the line. Wales back in this?
69'16-26 Try - Gareth Davies , Wales
68'Yellow card - Sam Whitelock , New Zealand
67'From Wales' third scrum, Faletau breaks away from the back of the scrum. A great tackle from matt Todd prevents a certain try, and at the resulting breakdown, Sam Whitelock is penalised for entering from the side -- the All Blacks captain sent to the bin. Hope for Wales?
64'Substitute on - TJ Perenara , New Zealand
64'Player substituted - Aaron Smith , New Zealand
64'Substitute on - Rhys Priestland , Wales
64'Player substituted - Dan Biggar , Wales
64'11-26 Conversion - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
62'Wales have responded well. Hallam Amos claiming Rhys Priestland's kick forward. Amos offloads to Josh Navidi and New Zealand give away a cynical penalty to prevent the try. Wales take the scrum under the posts.
62'A rare forward pass by the All Blacks as they looked to break from midfield. Sloppy, but not as sloppy as Dan Biggar's pass as the ball moved out wide for Wales from the scrum. Rieko Ioane intercepting and going clear for his first try of the autumn Test series. Poor from Wales, and the game could now be beyond them.
62'11-24 Try - Rieko Ioane , New Zealand
60'Substitute on - Wyatt Crockett , New Zealand
60'Player substituted - Kane Hames , New Zealand
58'Wales' try scorer Scott Williams is off, Jamie Roberts, who was omitted from Warren Gatland's initial autumn squad is on.
58'Substitute on - Wyn Jones , Wales
58'Player substituted - Rob Evans , Wales
58'Substitute on - Jamie Roberts , Wales
58'Player substituted - Scott Williams , Wales
57'It is a try for New Zealand! Wales had the numbers to bring down Rieko Ioane as he broke away, only for the ball to squirm out to replacement Anton Lienert-Brown, who goes over for an easy try. Barrett's conversion is good, and Wales now realistically need the next score.
57'11-19 Conversion - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
57'11-17 Try - Anton Lienert-Brown , New Zealand
55'The ball comes straight back at Wales, the All Blacks running it at Wales. New Zealand eventually put the ball in the air. Claimed by Wales in their own 22, Leigh Halfpenny kicks for touch. The All Blacks have already brought the ball back into Wales' danger area though.
54'Wales win the ball back and go for the territory, clearing their lines.
53'Chance for New Zealand here. Beauden Barrett kicks for touch and from the line out, Wales almost win the ball back but don't quite manage it. New Zealand with the ball in Wales' 22.
50'Poor from Wales as Sam Whitelock reclaims the ball. Another wasted opportunity for Wales.
50'Wales have a penalty, Sonny Bill Williams too slow to roll away from the breakdown. Dan Biggar kicks for touch and a superb kick puts Wales in the corner!
48'Naholo puts through a grubber kick searching for the corner, but he runs straight into Dan Biggar and the ball dribbles out for a 22 drop out. Speaking of Naholo, Wales must be sick of the sight of the mercurial New Zealand number 14...
47'Hallam Amos rips the ball away from New Zealand at the breakdown! The All Blacks were building some territory just outside of the Welsh 22. Relief for Wales, but it's kicked straight back to the All Blacks.
46'Player substituted - Luke Whitelock , New Zealand
46'Substitute on - Matt Todd , New Zealand
46'Substitute on - Scott Barrett , New Zealand
46'Player substituted - Patrick Tuipulotu , New Zealand
45'Wales have won back the ball in their 22, the ball knocked on.
44'Great turnover by Liam Squire, claiming a loose ball from the breakdown. New Zealand in possession, heading to the Welsh 22.
42'Slow start to the second half. Wales going through the phases in midfield, trying to find a way through.
41'Player substituted - Nepo Laulala , New Zealand
41'Substitute on - Ofa Tuungafasi , New Zealand
41'+111-12 End of first half
41'11-12 Try - Scott Williams , Wales
40'The teams are back out and Dan Biggar is ready to get the second half underway! Let's hope it is as pulsating as the first!
40'Scott Williams' try on the cusp of halftime was his 11th for Wales, a great way to celebrate his 50th cap!
40'Wales have not been able to handle Waisake Naholo so far today. The New Zealand wing has two tries already today, this from his first...
40'It has been a breathless first half at a packed Principality Stadium. Wales have dominated territory wise, taking 73% of the territory in the first half. However, much like Scotland last weekend, Wales have suffered handling errors at key moments while their counterparts have had two significant opportunities for tries and scored from both, and that is why they are not leading at the break.
40'Brilliant from Wales! From the line out, the ball comes to Hallam Amos who breaks through. Amos moves the ball with numbers out wide. It comes to Scott Williams via Dan Biggar, and Williams goes over for a try to celebrate his 50th Welsh cap! Halfpenny misses the conversion though, and the All Blacks take a one point lead into half time, but Wales have the momentum.
40'11-12 Start of second half
38'6-12 Try - Waisake Naholo , New Zealand
37'Ioane almost took the ball over the try line for New Zealand. Wayne Barnes brought the play back for a penalty which Aaron Smith took quickly. New Zealand moved the ball out wide, and it eventually arrived to Naholo, who has his second of the day. Two chances for New Zealand, and two tries. Clinical. Barrett misses the conversion and the All Blacks lead by 6.
36'Gareth Davies penalised for offside as Wales come under pressure in their own 22. New Zealand don't take the easy 3 points, Barrett instead kicking for the corner.
33'Fantastic bit of football from Gareth Davies! Steff Evans kicks away from the restart before the ball is back at them, but then Davies hits it on the volley to put the All Blacks chasing back. Davies almost reclaims the ball, but it is just about touched out by New Zealand. Wales lose their own line out though, and they're now under pressure.
32'The All Blacks break forward from the scrum. The ball comes to Naholo, who breaks through. He attempts a hand-off, but it doesn't quite come off. Wales get possession back, and kick away, but the All Blacks are penalised for obstruction and Leigh Halfpenny has another chance to go for the posts -- an opportunity that he makes the most of.
32'6-7 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , Wales
28'
28'Josh Navidi makes a stunning breakaway, breaking the tackle of Codie Taylor with a handoff. Beauden Barrett just about brings him down. From the breakdown, Wales move out wide, but Hallam Amos drops the ball.
26'Wales win the line out and move the ball wide. Leigh Halfpenny puts a grubber kick through towards Steff Evans, but New Zealand fullback Damian McKenzie wins the footrace.
25'Wales lose possession and Beauden Barrett boots for touch.
25'Halfpenny's kick had the distance, but it was just wide. But Wales are straight back on the attack after a sloppy restart from the All Blacks...
24'New Zealand penalised -- Aaron Smith not rolling away after tacking Rob Evans. Leigh Halfpenny to kick for goal just in front of halfway, 46m out.
22'New Zealand awarded a free kick from the scrum against Rob Evans. The All Blacks clear away, but the ball is coming straight back at them.
21'Agonisingly close for Wales! Taulupe Faletau cannot hold on to Josh Navidi's offload. If he had of kept it, Faletau would have been in for the try, but it's a scrum to New Zealand.
21'Steff Evans does brilliantly to claim Gareth Davies' box kick. He finds a gap in the All Blacks' defence, but he is just brought down. Wales now within five meters of the try line!
19'Player substituted - Ryan Crotty , New Zealand
19'Substitute on - Anton Lienert-Brown , New Zealand
19'Substitute on - Cory Hill , Wales
19'Player substituted - Jake Ball , Wales
18'Jake Ball is back on his feet, but he is heading off the field on a cart. His game is over, Cory Hill on in his place as we get back underway.
18'While we wait for the game to get back underway, let's take a look at the fantastic atmosphere in Cardiff for this match!
18'Rhys Webb is unable to continue, Gareth Davies now a permanent replacement for Webb. Meanwhile, things don't look good for Jake Ball. He's down injured and it looks a painful one. Ryan Crotty is also heading off for New Zealand. A chance to pause after a frantic start in Cardiff!
15'3-7 Conversion - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
14'Brilliant play from the line-out for New Zealand. Rieko Ioane breaks with the ball from the line-out, moving the ball out wide as the 20-year-old approaches the Welsh 22. A great pass from Aaron Smith to Waisake Naholo puts the winger clear for the line. He touches down and the TMO awards the try. Barrett with the conversion from out wide.
14'3-5 Try - Waisake Naholo , New Zealand
13'Wales lose their initiative, penalised for Offside, allowing the All Blacks to clear their lines.
11'A bizzare one this! New Zealand penalised soon after the restart and Wales kick for touch. The All Blacks win back the ball, only for Aaron Smith to knock the ball on, the New Zealand scrum half not paying attention as the ball comes to him as the ball hits him square in the face! Scrum for Wakes on the 22.
9'Leigh Halfpenny slots over a simple penalty and Wales have the lead.
9'3-0 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , Wales
9'Player substituted - Rhys Webb , Wales
9'Substitute on - Gareth Davies , Wales
8'Wales get the penalty, the All Blacks penalised for not moving away from the breakdown. Halfpenny will go for the posts from easy range. Meanwhile, Rhys Webb is forced off for Wales for a HIA, Gareth Davies on.
7'Great defence from the All Blacks as Wales move wide, looking for a gap as they go through the phases. Wales still trying desperately to find a way through. Five meters out.
5'Big error from the All Blacks, a lethargic pass from Sonny Bill Williams puts the All Blacks under pressure, a Welsh boot getting to the loose ball. Beauden Barrett wins the foot race and dabs down in his own try area to force a five-meter scrum. Early chance for Wales, here.
3'Wales are forced back after a loose pass. Dan Biggar puts up and up-and-under and the All Blacks claim it (just). New Zealand kick for touch.
2'Perhaps inspired by Scotland's display against the All Blacks last weekend, Wales have started with a high intensity, running the ball at the All Blacks. Wales up the the All Blacks' 22.
1'Referee Wayne Barnes blows his whistle. Beauden Barrett takes the kick off and we're underway!
1'Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau is done, as is the Haka. We're all ready to go in Cardiff! One final reminder of the teams before we get under way -- only five of the XV that started the third Lions Test for New Zealand start for the All Blacks today.
1'Scott Williams, on his 50th cap for Wales leads the teams out with strobe lighting and pyrotechnics accompanying the teams' arrivals under the roof. Here come the anthems...
1'The atmosphere is certainly ramping up at the Principality Stadium -- Delilah being belted out by the Welsh faithful ahead kick off, which is just 10 minutes away!
1'Hello and welcome to ESPN Scrum?s live text coverage as the All Blacks wrap up their 2017 with a visit to Cardiff to take on Wales. The Welsh have suffered 64 years of hurt against the All Blacks -- their last victory over New Zealand was in 1953. That day, Nelson Dalzell, the grandfather of Sam Whitelock, who captains the All Blacks for the day, made his debut for the All Blacks. Whitelock will be hoping that piece of family history does not repeat itself today.
1'0-0 Start of first half