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Wales suffer heavy defeat to New Zealand as hosts progress to World Cup quarters

16 Oct 2022 1 minute read
Wales players during the national anthem

Wales took a battering from hosts New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup in Auckland on Sunday, losing 56-12.

The Black Ferns smashed their way through to the quarter-finals, conceding only two tries from the visitors, who managed to score only once in each half.

Fifon Lewis and Sioned Harries were the only Welsh players to make it over the try line, while one successful conversion was scored by Elinor Snowsill.

But Ioan Cunningham’s side were dominated by New Zealand’s attack throughout, with the hosts running in 10 tries in total.

Black Ferns utility back Ruahei Demant was the game’s highest-scoring player with 11 points, having crossed for a try and kicked three conversions.

Wales now face a decisive clash with Australia next weekend to determine which side will claim Pool A’s second automatic knockout berth.

The hosts will play Scotland in both teams’ final group game next week but have already secured a spot in the quarter-finals having earlier won 41-17 against Australia.

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Y Cymro
1 year ago

A valiant display by Wales women but to no avail. Sadly you can’t expect miracles from a Wales side who have only recently received professional contracts. New Zealand’ women have been professional for over 30 years. Hopefully in time we’ll see the fruits of their labour.

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