- Wales and the All Blacks played for the bronze #RWC2019 medal on Friday
- Both teams fell out of the semi-finals, with Wales losing to the Springboks and England beating New Zealand
- The All Blacks went on to win the bronze medal, beating Wales with a score of 40-17
The All Blacks and Wales were battling it out for the third place in the Rugby World Cup on Friday. The match kicked off at 11am and from the get-go, both teams gave their all. Briefly.co.za took a look at the match details and how the All Blacks came out victorious.
In the fourth minute of the game, the All Blacks won their first kickable penalty but Richie Mo’unga missed it.
Mo'unga's miss was soon forgotten when Joe Moody rushed across the try line to score the match's first points. The All Blacks led by 7-0 after Mo'unga's conversion.
Several minutes later, Beauden Barrett scored New Zealand's second try, bumping the score to 14-0 after Mo'unga's conversion.
Wales kept the pressure on the All Blacks and in the 18th minute their efforts were rewarded. Hallam Amos scored a sensational try, putting Wales on the board. The score changed to 14-7 after a successful kick from Rhys Patchell.
In the 25th minute, Patchell added three more points to his team's score, making it 14-10.
Ben Smith scored an amazing try in the 32nd minute, bumping the New Zealand score to 19-7.
Mo'unga easily converted the try and the All Blacks led 21-10.
Moments after the half-time bell rang, Ben Smith scored another amazing try. The All Blacks were in the lead 28-10 by half-time.
Only three minutes into the second half, Ryan Crotty scored a try for the All Blacks after receiving a trademark Sonny Bill Williams offload, making the score 35-10.
Ben Smith scored his hat-trick try in the 47th minute, but the decision was sent up to the TMO to see if the ball was knocked forward by Rieko Ioane.
The referee decided Ioane had indeed knocked the ball on, and he awarded a scrum to Wales. The score remains 35-10.
Wales worked hard and the number 11 wing, Josh Adams, scored a new Welsh World Cup record try in the 59th minute.
After a successful conversion, the score changed to 35-17 in favour of the All Blacks. Richie Mo'unga scored a try in the 75th minute of the game.
He failed to convert his own try and the score was left at 40-17.
The All Blacks won the bronze medal, beating Wales 40-17.
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