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Last Updated: Sunday November 08 2009 17:51 GMT

Wales still waiting to beat NZ

Wales captain Ryan Jones attempts to tackle All Blacks fly half Dan Carter

Wales' losing ways against New Zealand carried on at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff as they were beaten 19-12.

The home side put up a good fight and were level at 6-6 by half-time, thanks to two Stephen Jones penalties.

But the All Blacks dominated the match, with Dan Carter adding more penalties and Andrew Hore scoring a try.

Jones gave Wales hope with a penalty in the 75th minute, but it wasn't enough to come close to ending their 56-year wait for a win over New Zealand.

After the game, Wales coach Warren Gatland was furious.

Dan Carter tackling Martin Roberts
Martin Roberts said that although the tackle looked bad, he was fine

He said All Blacks player Dan Carter should have been penalised for a high tackle on Wales' Martin Roberts and that could have affected the final score.

The New Zealand fly-half was later cited for the "alleged dangerous tackle", which means he'll have to appear before officials on Monday to explain what happened.

Meanwhile, Martin Roberts said that although the tackle "looked bad", he was fine.

"He [Carter] did apologise to me," he said. "He said 'sorry for the tackle' after the game.

"Things like that happen in games, and you just have to take it on the chin."