All Blacks hammer Wales

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The All Blacks have hammered Wales 54-16 to continue their winning run on their northern tour.

The victory sees New Zealand return to the top of the world rankings.

The All Blacks scored 7 tries; two from Beauden Barrett and further scores from TJ Perenara, Will Jordan, Dalton Papalii, Sevu Reece and Anton Lienert-Brown. Jordie Barrett added 19 points with the boot.

Defeat meant that Wales’ 68-year losing run against New Zealand continues. The last time Wales won was in 1953.

The game also marked the 100th game for man-of-the-match Beauden Barrett. He becomes the 11th All Blacks player to achieve 100 caps.

Wales: McNicholl; Lane, J Davies, J Williams, Adams; Anscombe, T Williams; W Jones, Elias, Francis, Beard, AW Jones (capt), Moriarty, Basham, Wainwright.

Replacements: Myhill for Elias (65), Carre for W Jones (56), Lewis for Francis (56), Rowlands for AW Jones (18), S Davies for Moriarty (36), G Davies for T Williams (68), Priestland for Anscombe (47), B Thomas for J Williams (68).

New Zealand: J Barrett; Jordan, Lienert-Brown, Havili, R Ioane; B Barrett, TJ Perenara; Moody, Taylor, Laulala, Retallick, Whitelock (capt), Blackadder, Papalii, Savea.

Replacements: Taukei’aho for Taylor (62), Tu’inukuafe for Moody (62), Lomax for Blackadder (41-49), Lomax for Laulala (63), Vaa’i for Retallick (68), A Ioane for Papalii (68), Weber for Perenara (62), Mo’unga for Jordan (68), Reece for Havili (65).

Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

Assistant Referees: Karl Dickson (England), Christophe Ridley (England)

TMO: Brian MacNeice (Ireland).

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