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Player Ratings: No more puff

They managed to take an 18-15 lead into the break before finally going down 39-21 at the hands of the mighty All Blacks.

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Josh Isaacson rates the Wales players!

15 Liam Williams

Put in an absolute masterclass performance and caused the All Blacks plenty of trouble with ball in hand.

9/10

14 George North

Contributed to the first try of the game after a good run down the wing and was dangerous with ball in hand throughout the 80 minutes.

8/10

13 Jonathan Davies

Ran hard at the line and combined well with Roberts on defence. Good performance in midfield from Davies.

7/10

12 Jamie Roberts

Solid on defence and directed the backline's defensive efforts, typical robust performance from the experienced centre.

7/10

11 Hallam Amos

Combined well with his back three, looked dangerous on the wing and was not afraid to have a run at the New Zealand defence.

6/10

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10 Dan Biggar

A complete performance with some good tactical kicking, his distribution skills were good and was reliable with the boot. Contributed 11 points with the boot.

8/10

9 Rhys Webb

Was central to every good opportunity which Wales created during the game.  He was rewarded for his good work with a try in the 32nd minute of the game.

9/10

8 Taulupe Faletau

Made a well-timed tackle on Ben Smith in the fifth minute which earned his team a scrum on the New Zealand ten metre line and he scored the opening try of the game for Wales and put in some big hits on defence.

8/10

7 Sam Warburton (captain)

Put in some fantastic work at the breakdown which contributed to Wales getting quick ball and winning some good turnovers, job well done from the captain.  

7/10

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6 Ross Moriarty

Also one who put in a lot of hard work at the breakdown, Moriarty put his body on the line and made sure that his team had front foot ball to play with.

6/10

5 Alun Wyn Jones

Played well in his 100th Test. Got a nasty head knock at the beginning of the second half but his work rate at the line-out and on defence was top class.

8/10

4 Bradley Davies

Combined well at lock with Alun Wyn Jones. Davies won his line-outs and was heavily involved at the battle of the breakdown.

7/10

3 Samson Lee

Got down low and made use of good scrumming technique in the set piece. He communicated well at the breakdown and on defence.

6/10

2 Ken Owens

Did what was expected of him by throwing in accurately to the line-out and supporting his front row in the scrum.

6/10

1 Gethin Jenkins

Jenkins was fantastic at scrum time and put in a big effort on defence.

7/10

Replacements:

16 Scott Baldwin (on for Ken Owens, 65 mins)

Did not break the game open for Wales but made some good carries.

6/10

17 Rob Evans (on for Gethin Jenkins, 65 mins)

Worked hard to secure Wales' possession at the breakdown and held a good defensive line at the ruck.

6/10

18 Tomas Francis (on for Samson Lee, 71 mins)

Not enough time to be rated

19 Jake Ball (on for Alun Wyn Jones, 45 mins and for Davies on 71 mins)

Was equal to the task on defence and managed to add some physicality to the game.

6/10

20 Ellis Jenkins (on for Sam Warburton, 71 mins)

Not enough time to be rated.

21 Gareth Davies (on for Webb, 71 mins)

Not enough time to be rated

22 Gareth Anscombe (on for Liam Williams, 64 mins)

Did not have many attacking opportunities but was equal to the task on defence.

6/10

 

23 Scott Williams (on for Jamie Roberts, 65 mins)

Showed some good touches on attack and defence. Will be happy with his performance off the bench.  

6/10

 

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