All Blacks v Wales: A rivalry in numbers

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We crunch the numbers ahead of their Rugby World Cup 2019 finale.


66: That’s the number of year’s it’s been since Wales last beat the All Blacks. Their last victory came on 19 December 1953. The All Blacks are on a 30-game winning streak.


34: The two sides have met 34 times, with the All Blacks winning 31 of those.


3: The All Blacks and Wales have come up against each other on three previous occasions at the Rugby World Cup. The 1987 semifinal and in pool play in 1995 and 2003.


51: The number of times Kieran Read has captained the All Blacks.


133: Alun Wyn Jones is now the most-capped Wales player ever. He’s played 133 Tests for his country and overtook the previous record of 129 held by Gethin Jenkins against Australia on 29 September 2019.


90: Was the combined amount of points scored the last time these two sides played each other at a World Cup. The All Blacks won the 2003 Pool D match 53-37.


33: The number of tries Wales have scored against the All Blacks. In return, the All Blacks have scored 137 tries.



27: Dan Carter scored 27 points against Wales in 2010, the most points by an individual against Wales.


8: Sir John Kirwan is the All Black who has scored the most tries against Wales, with eight.


5: This is the biggest margin Wales have beaten the All Blacks by. That was in their last win back in 1953.


12: Warren Gatland has been at the helm of Welsh Rugby since 2007. He’s now in his 12th and final year. It’s the longest tenure ever by a Wales head coach.


108: Will be the number of times Steve Hansen will have coached the All Blacks after Friday’s match.


1070: The All Blacks have scored 1070 Test points against Wales, while the Welsh have scored 374.


114: It’s been 114 years since the first ever Test match between the All Blacks and Wales. It was on 16 December 1905 and Wales won the match 3-0 at Arms Park in Cardiff.


2017: The last time these two sides met was on 25 November 2017 at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. The All Blacks won 33-18. Fun fact: Wayne Barnes was the referee for this match in 2017 and he will officiate the bronze match on Friday night.

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