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Rugby World Cup Bronze Final

There was a clear winner in the Bronze Final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup

It was clear by half time that the bronze medal at Tokyo Stadium would go to New Zealand leaving fourth place to Wales.

The win has extended the All Blacks wining run against the Welsh side to 31 tests over 66 years. They have not lost since 1953.

The Wales side had nine changes from the previous match against South Africa with seven players out due to injury.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen and captain Kieren Read retire after tonight's game, as does Wales coach Warren Gatland.

All Blacks second row Brodie Retallick was named man of the match. He missed the start of the tournament due to injuries but was in ruthless form in the game.

Wales

  • Tries: Amos, Adams
  • Cons: Patchell, Biggar
  • Pen: Patchell

New Zealand

  • Tries: Moody, B Barrett, Smith 2, Crotty, Mo'unga
  • Cons: Mo'unga 5