Wales v New Zealand
NOVEMBER 26, 6.30am
The All Blacks have had many, many late season encounters in Cardiff in the last decade. No matter the score, none have been easy.
It’s always tough because the stadium is magnificent and intimidating. This time round the drama is going to be more intense for a few reasons. The first is that this will be the last game for the All Blacks in an unbelievably long season. How much will they have left in the tank?
The second reason is that Wales are in a good space, playing pretty well and have a number of good players.
But what will really spice this encounter is that it will once again be Steve Hansen versus Warren Gatland. This is the rematch – kind of – following the Lions series.
Expect a bit of niggle, a few sharp comments from both and two teams to come out more than a little fired up.
RED DEVILS Wales will pose a serious threat in November.