New Zealand 46 - 6 Wales

Wales were beaten in the third and final test of their summer tour to New Zealand as the world champion All Blacks made a clean-sweep in the series.

Wales scored first through a Dan Biggar penalty and were still ahead atthe end of the first quarter thanks to a second Biggar shot. But then the All Blacks turned up the heat inside the Forsyth Barr Stadium and helped themselves to five tries for the third weekend running.

Beauden Barrett was once again the star for the home side as he helped himself to two tries and 26 points to turn the game very heavily in favour of the men in black. 

Once the All Blacks got into their stride it was a real battle for Wales to hold onto them and they didn't help themselves by kicking poorly. That allowed Israel Dagg at full back with his quick feet and sharp turn of pace to link with Ben Smith on the right wing and make life very uncomfortable for th Welsh defence.

Ben Smith was held up on the line after some brilliant approach work by Dagg and Barrett, but the TMO ruled in his spectacular finish in the 24th minute after Hallam Amos failed by a fraction to get him into touch.

Barrett missed with the conversion but kept the scoreboard going with a penalty as the All Black put their foot on the gas. Moala was just held up on the line, and forced to lose the ball, by a desperate tackle from Liam Williams, but the centre had his moment of glory just before the break when he picked up from a metre out to dive over for a try which Barrett improved.

Wales had their best moments of the half is the closing stanza of the first period and Webb begged Jerome Garces, the French official, to use the TMO to see if his forwards had touched down when they drove over the line. Instead, Wales got a penalty and just failed to convert their scrum option into a much needed try.

The All Blacks may have ended the half on the defensive, but it took them only a few minutes to get back onto the attack at the start of the second half. Wales tried to run out from their own line and even though they managed to work an overlap, the final pass was forward.

From the scrum five metres out, Barrett took the ball, ran into Biggar and Webb and somehow emerged on the other side of them and over the line. His personal assault on the Welsh team in the series continue 10 minutes later when he made a fool of three defenders after moving to the wing and bagged his second try.

He converted both of his own scores and added the extras to try No 5 from hooker Dane Coles to extend the gap to 33 points just after the hour mark. The sixth and final try came cruelly with a 80 metres touchline run by Dagg after Wales tuned over the ball 10 metres from the line.