All Blacks tour finishes with a win over Wales
All Blacks’ reputation as the cruellest rugby team remains intact, writes Richard Knowler. http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/all-blacks/63455051/All-Blacks-tour-finishes-with-win-over-Wales …
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The All Blacks’ reputation as the cruellest team in world rugby remains intact.
Just ask the Welsh fans who for 70 minutes held on to the hope their side would break a 61-year losing streak against the New Zealanders before watching them succumb 34-16 as Richie McCaw celebrated captaining the All Blacks for the 100th time with a win.
Wales were tenacious and brave for most of the match played at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, but when All Blacks coach Steve Hansen went to his bench in the second half and urged his men to increase the speed of the game, the hosts just had no answer.
When Wales fullback Leigh Halfpenny kicked a penalty with 13 minutes remaining, he put his side ahead 16-15 and raised hopes of a major upset – albeit briefly.
Then, the All Blacks, as we have seen so often in recent seasons, looked at the clock, agreed there was plenty of time to create some carnage and with fresh legs in the engine room in the form of Joe Moody, Charlie Faumuina and Patrick Tuipulotu they took the pace to another level.
The result? Two tries to Beauden Barrett and another to Kieran Read.
@AllBlacks keep winning because they don’t panic, dig deep & earn victories http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/wales-vs-new-zealand-blacks-8159112 …
Scotland 16 – 24 New Zealand: Scots push All Blacks all the way at Murrayfield http://bit.ly/1H27ZlI
An impressive performance by Scotland is not enough as the All Blacks do enough to earn a 24-16 victory
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The All Blacks‘ superior ball skills were their trump card, Tony Robson writes. http://stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/opinion/10722203/Robson-Skill-nous-the-difference-for-ABs …
ICYMI: Despite having Dane Coles sin-binned, the All Blacks hold on to beat England. http://stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/all-blacks/10721954/Dominant-second-half-lifts-All-Blacks-to-win …
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THE GREAT ESCAPE!
NEW ZEALAND ALL BLACKS JUST SQUEEZED PAST UNLUCKY IRELAND 24-22.
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New Zealand ecame the first side in the professional era to win every Test in a calendar year.
New Zealand deny Ireland to win 24-22 and seal perfect year
IRELAND (22) 22
- Tries: Murray, Best, R Kearney
- Cons: Sexton 2
- Pen: Sexton
NEW ZEALAND (7) 24
- Tries: Savea, B Franks, Crotty
- Cons: Cruden 3
- Pen: Cruden
Ireland remain without a win over New Zealand as a converted injury-time try for the All Blacks condemned the hosts to a heartbreaking defeat in Dublin.
The Irish led 22-17 but Ryan Crotty’s try, converted at the second attempt by Aaron Cruden, saw the world champions end 2013 with a perfect 14 victories.
Tries from Conor Murray, Rory Best and Rob Kearney helped Ireland lead 19-0 before Julian Savea’s reply.
Ben Franks’s score cut further into Ireland’s lead before the late drama.
It was an agonising conclusion for the Irish, who were aiming for their first win over the All Blacks in 109 years of trying, New Zealand having won 26 of their 27 previous encounters, with one 1973 draw at Lansdowne Road.
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New Zealand keep perfect 2013 record with France win
PARIS (Reuters) – World champions New Zealand earned their 12th victory in as many games in 2013 by beating France 26-19 and handing the hosts an eighth straight defeat against the All Blacks at the Stade de France on Saturday.
New Zealand relied on sturdy defence and Dan Carter’s boot before tries from winger Charles Piutau and Kieran Read sent them clear, only for France to threaten a stunning comeback.
Carter slotted four penalties and a conversion and his replacement Aaron Cruden kicked a conversion, while France’s points came from Morgan Parra’s kicks and Brice Dulin’s try.
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