New Zealand will play Wales in the bronze final of Rugby World Cup 2019 at the Tokyo Stadium on Friday 1st November.
The All Blacks arrived at the bronze final after topping Pool B and then beating Ireland 46-14 in the quarter-finals before losing to England 19-7 in the semi-finals.
All Blacks vs Wales
Friday 1 November 2019
Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo
Kick-off: 18:00 local, 09:00 GMT
Wales arrived at the bronze final after topping Pool D and then beating France 20-19 in the quarter-finals before losing to the Springboks 19-16 in the semi-finals.
New Zealand and Wales have met three times previously at the World Cup – during two pool stages (1995 and 2003) and a semi-final (1987).
Overall, New Zealand and Wales have played each other on 34 occasions since their first
History of New Zealand v Wales at Rugby World Cup
1987 – Semi-Final New Zealand 49-6 Wales (Ballymore, Brisbane)
1995 – Pool C match New Zealand 34-9 Wales (Ellis Park, Johannesburg)
2003 – Pool D match New Zealand 53-37 Wales (Stadium Australia, Sydney)
New Zealand Team:- Joe Moody, Dane Coles, Nepo Laulala, Brodie Retallick, Scott Barrett, Shannon Frizell, Sam Cane, Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Richie Mo’unga, Rieko Ioane, Sonny Bill Williams, Ryan Crotty, Ben Smith, Beauden Barrett
Replacements:- Liam Coltman, Atu Moli, Angus Ta’avao, Patrick Tuipulotu, Matt Todd, Brad Weber, Anton Lienert-Brown, Jordie Barrett
Wales Team:- Nicky Smith, Ken Owens, Dillon Lewis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones, Justin Tipuric, James Davies, Ross Moriarty, Tomos Williams, Rhys Patchell, Josh Adams, Owen Watkin, Jonathan Davies, Owen Lane, Hallam Amos
Replacements:– Elliot Dee, Rhys Carre, Wyn Jones, Jake Ball, Aaron Shingler, Gareth Davies, Dan Biggar, Hadleigh Parkes