New Zealand beat Wales by 40-17 in the 3rd place match of Rugby World Cup 2019.
In the match for a 3rd place between New Zealand and Wales, New Zealand beat Wales by 40-17 and secured 3rd place in a tournament.
All Blacks comfortably beat Wales Rugby team and extended their 66-year winning streak over Wales to 31 tests.
A week ago, New Zealand lost their semi-final match against England while Wales lost to South Africa. All Blacks’ fans were very disappointed after New Zealand’s loss in the semi-final vs England.
The three-time World champion, New Zealand failed to win the World Cup this time as they finished at No.3. In the history of Rugby World Cup, this is the third time when New Zealand finished the tournament at third position. On the other hand, Wales got a better result this time as compared to the last World Cup.
About the match
After the unexpected or heavy defeat in the semi-final against England, New Zealand played really well in this match. All Blacks beat Wales with a huge margin of 40-17. In this match, New Zealand scored six tries and gave a good (winning) farewell to coach Steve Hansen and captain Kieran Read.
In this match, New Zealand started really well as Joe Moody scored a try in the first ten minutes and gave a perfect start to his team. Wales’ defenders did not play well as New Zealand scored four tries in the first half. All Blacks were leading by 28-10 at the end of the first half. After the half-time, New Zealand continuously maintained pressure on Wales. In the end, New Zealand won the match by 40-17.
Player of the match – Brodie Retallick
The 28-year-old lock, Brodie Retallick is a ‘Man of the Match’ for his amazing performance in the 3rd place match against Wales. In this match, he made 18 tackles, 10 carries and 1 try assist. Brodie Retallick’s astonishing all-round performance helped All Blacks to end their World Cup campaign on a winning note.
Post-match Interview of captain’s
🗣 “We had nothing to lose really so wanted to show our intentions to go out with a bang.”@WelshRugbyUnion skipper Alun Wyn Jones reflects on his side’s performance tonight #RWC2019 #NZLvWAL #RWCTokyo pic.twitter.com/NpX6bKXMq4— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) November 1, 2019
🗣 “This jersey means a lot. It’s been part of my life for a long time. For me it dictates that you try and leave it in a better place than you found it.”@AllBlacks Kieran Read discusses his side’s win which secured the Bronze Medal #RWC2019 #NZLvWAL #RWCTokyo pic.twitter.com/hu3G9xrcx6— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) November 1, 2019
New Zealand’s 2019 World Cup campaign end on a good note with a big win over Wales. Now, everyone’s eye is on ‘the final’ between England and South Africa at Yokohama International Stadium.