The odds had seemed somewhat promising for Wales at the beginning, with the home team winning three penalties and converting one early on in the game, leading into a tight run that continued for the remainder of the game. By the time that there were only 11 minutes left, Wales was still leading the match by a narrow margin, giving the All Blacks plenty to be nervous about. But the All Black mastered a brilliant comeback, scoring four touchdowns in the last quarter of the game and squashing Welsh hopes of reversing one of the longest-lasting curses in rugby:
Wales has not beaten the All Black for over 60 years, despite the fact that the two countries appear to match each other in their love and enthusiasm for rugby. Last weekend’s win marks the 26th consecutive win of New Zealand over Wales.
With their recent successes, the All Blacks have set their eyes on the final now.