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Last Updated: Sunday, 2 November, 2003, 09:28 GMT
New Zealand v Wales photos
New Zealand take on a second-string Wales side
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World Cup favourites New Zealand take on a second-string Wales side in Pool D's crunch match in Sydney
Rokocoko gives the All Blacks an early lead
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Joe Rokocoko gives the All Blacks an early lead with a try after two minutes which is duly converted by Leon MacDonald
Evans is stretched off after a collision with his captain
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Wales' bad start continues when Garan Evans is stretched off with mild concussion after a collision with Welsh captain Colin Charvis
New Zealand struggle to put daylight between themselves and the Welsh
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Wales pick themselves up and equalise a few minutes later through a Mark Taylor try and Stephen Jones conversion
The All Blacks tries give them an 18-point lead
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New Zealand begin to show their class as Ali Williams helps the All Blacks on their way to an 18-point lead
Wales fight back in spectacular style
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But Wales fight back in spectacular style including this Charvis try which sends them into the break just four points down
Shane Williams puts Wales into the lead
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And the Welsh continue to pile on the pressure as they go into the lead when Shane Williams sprints clear into the corner to score
Howlett scores his second try of the match
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New Zealand dig deep and recover as Howlett's second try of the match helps put the All Blacks in charge of the final 20 minutes
Wales run out of steam
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Wales simply run out of steam as they lose 53-37 in an exciting final Pool D encounter

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