Wales host New Zealand of their opening autumn worldwide in Cardiff as we speak hoping to finish a run of 32 successive defeats towards the All Blacks.
New Zealand haven’t misplaced to Wales since 1953 however look like one of many extra weak All Blacks sides of latest classic, having suffered dwelling defeats to Ireland and Argentina this yr whereas dropping to fourth on this planet rankings.
Wales had been hammered 54-16 by the All Blacks final November, earlier than Wayne Pivac’s aspect endured a tough Six Nations marketing campaign that included a defeat to Italy. But with a yr to go till the World Cup, Wales will look to get off to the right begin by turning into the most recent aspect to inflict defeat on New Zealand.
Follow all of the motion as Wales host the All Blacks in Cardiff with our weblog, after the conclusion of Scotland vs Fiji:
Scotland 21-12 Fiji, 63 minutes
A excessive deal with given towards Scotland, now. It seems to be Jonny Gray is the person picked out – Teti Tela boots Fiji down into the 22.
Harry Latham-Coyle5 November 2022 14:31
Yellow card! Vinaya Habosi is distributed to the sin bin! Scotland 21-12 Fiji, 62 minutes
Oof, it’s not the nicest from Vinaya Habosi, his arm swinging by way of on to the jaw of Rory Sutherland. The officers mitigate down from pink to yellow on the premise that Sutherland is stooped very low, and that the swinging arm brushes the alternative prop’s shoulder first.
Harry Latham-Coyle5 November 2022 14:30
Scotland 21-12 Fiji, 62 minutes
A miscue from Fiji on the maul! Those set-piece errors have actually price the guests this afternoon.
Vinaya Habosi then seems to make important contact with the chin of a stooping Rory Sutherland – this may require one other look from the officers.
Harry Latham-Coyle5 November 2022 14:28
Scotland 21-12 Fiji, 61 minutes
A flying Fijian! That’s very good from Vinaya Habosi, first exhibiting his vertical spring to beat a greater positioned Darcy Graham within the air after which dancing the touchline tightrope, someway holding all his limbs within the area of play. Jamie Ritchie spots a unfastened ball and harpoons it, nevertheless it wasn’t fairly out – Fiji penalty and into the Scotland 22.
One Gray replaces one other – Jonny on, Richie off.
Harry Latham-Coyle5 November 2022 14:27
Scotland 21-12 Fiji, 59 minutes
Roars of pleasure from Fiji – an excellent, well timed turnover from Albert Tuisue! Scotland break free from the maul, Jack Dempsey quite curiously electing to go it alone. Ewan Ashman can’t shift the broad shoulders of Tuisue, and seems to have entered from the aspect, anyway – Fiji penalty.
Harry Latham-Coyle5 November 2022 14:26
Scotland 21-12 Fiji, 58 minutes
A penalty towards Fiji and Scotland will go once more on the lineout.
Harry Latham-Coyle5 November 2022 14:24
Scotland 21-12 Fiji, 57 minutes
Teti Tela has had some passport bother, and skilled solely twice forward of this fixture, however Fiji felt the only real fly-half of their squad can be good to go from the bench – on he comes for Kalaveti Ravouvou, which can push Vilimoni Botitu one wider to the within centre berth he extra usually occupies.
Scotland with a lineout 5 out on the precise.
Harry Latham-Coyle5 November 2022 14:23
Scotland 21-12 Fiji, 57 minutes
Brilliant from Darcy Graham, the will-o’-the-wisp glimpsed solely fleetingly between the tall timbers of the Fijian ahead as he jinks by way of.
Richie Gray takes a extra direct route with the benefit coming. Ewan Ashman will get over – however the hooker is turtled and may’t get the ball down.
Held up, again for the penalty.
Harry Latham-Coyle5 November 2022 14:21
Scotland 21-12 Fiji, 55 minutes
That’s a powerful jackal from Jack Dempsey, discovering his ft in a Scotland shirt after his earlier worldwide life for Australia. Over the highest of a tackled Fijian he clamps to earn a penalty. Scotland kick up additional into Fijian territory as they search a fourth.
Harry Latham-Coyle5 November 2022 14:19
Scotland 21-12 Fiji, 53 minutes
Fiji’s lineout will want some beautification subsequent week – one other nasty one nearly results in the protected embrace of a kind of in white. But the guests battle to generate any pep, and a quite aimless kick is gathered by Duhan van der Merwe, who claims a mark.
Harry Latham-Coyle5 November 2022 14:18