Wales v New Zealand

NOVEM­BER 26, 6.30am

NZ Rugby World - - Rugby Championship -

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.

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