Match Report – Wales 16 – 54 New Zealand


New Zealand post highest-ever points total in Cardiff as six tries from out-half Beauden Barrett (two), scrum-half TJ Perenara, wing Will Jordan, flanker Dalton Papalii, replacement wing Sevu Reece and centre Anton Lienert-Brown earn a 54-16 win – eclipsing the 43 points scored in 2002

Last Updated: 30/10/21 7:17pm

Beauden Barrett snatched two tries through interceptions in Cardiff on his 100th Test cap for the All Blacks

Beauden Barrett snatched two tries through interceptions in Cardiff on his 100th Test cap for the All Blacks

New Zealand began their autumn tour in convincing fashion as they cruised past a depleted Wales side to win 54-16 at a fervent Principality Stadium in Cardiff. 

The All Blacks scored tries through out-half Beauden Barrett (two) – on the occasion of his 100th cap – scrum-half TJ Perenara, wing Will Jordan, flanker Dalton Papalii, replacement wing Sevu Reece and centre Anton Lienert-Brown.

Full-back Jordie Barrett added three penalties and five conversions in the slick and professional victory, while Wales mustered three penalties and a Johnny Williams try.

The 54 points registered is the highest ever by a New Zealand team in Cardiff, eclipsing the previous best of 43 posted in 2002.

Wales, already shorn of a raft of frontline players through injury – and ineligibility for this particular Test – suffered further blows too as skipper Alun Wyn Jones re-injured his left shoulder, and back-row Ross Moriarty departed with an arm injury.

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