Naholo, Ioane set up 18-33 win for All Blacks over Wales

Waisake Naholo scored two first half tries for New Zealand
Waisake Naholo scored two first half tries for New Zealand

Wales 18-33 New Zealand, Principality Stadium

Waisake Naholo and Rieko Ioane scored doubles as New Zealand stretched their winning streak over Wales to 30 and completed an unbeaten European tour with an 18-33 triumph at Principality Stadium on Saturday.

Wales suffered an early blow in the game with Rhys Webb leaving the field in the 8th minute with a head injury and was replaced by Gareth Davies. Leigh Halfpenny kicked a penalty to take Wales to 3-0.

Ioane burst through the midfield and set up Naholo's first try in the 13th minute and Beauden Barrett slotted the conversion to make it 3-7 but Halfpenny's second penalty brought down the gap to one point.

Naholo and Scott Williams traded tries in the final five minutes of the first half as the teams went into half time with an 11-12 margin in favour of Steve Hansen's side.

Ioane was instrumental in the second half as he first set up Anton Lienert-Brown's try in the 56th minute and later capitalised on a kick from Dan Biggar to go past the line himself, five minutes later as New Zealand increased their lead to 15 points.

A sin-bin to Sam Whitelock provided some hope for Wales, who saw Gareth Davies going past the line but man of the match Ioane was outstanding once again, scoring his second try with seven minutes to go to complete a 15 point win for New Zealand.

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