Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington Date: Saturday, 18 June 2016 Kick-off: 08:35 BST
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New Zealand will be sharper against Wales than they were in the 39-21 first Test win when the teams meet in Wellington, says coach Steve Hansen.Both teams have made two changes after the Auckland Test on 11 June.Wales go into the match off a 40-7 loss to Chiefs, but only two players who started in Hamilton begin this time.We’re a lot sharper this week than we were last week in training and if we take that on to the park the defensive issues will be better,” said Hansen.
The All Blacks have dropped wing Julian Savea who scored his 39th try in 42 Tests against Wales in Auckland.His place on the wing is taken by Ben Smith who switches from full-back with Israel Dagg taking over in the number 15 shirt. Both players will win their 50th caps.
The other change sees Sam Whitelock return in the second row after recovering from a hamstring injury with Luke Romano dropping out of the squad.Wales are forced into two changes with Luke Charteris returning in the second row for Jake Ball and Liam Williams switched to the wing to replace the injured George North.
Rhys Patchell takes over at full-back to win his third Wales cap three years after winning his second and less than a week after being called-up as injury cover.
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Wales have not beaten the All Blacks since 1953 and have never won against them in New Zealand, however, they led with 18-minutes to go in Auckland before conceding 21 points without reply in the dying minutes.Wales’ coaching team and players have all spoken about playing for the full 80 minutes, but Hansen believes the strength of his bench was crucial, rather than a perceived lack of Welsh fitness.
“I think it says more about our bench than anything else,” he said.
“Our bench doesn’t come to just make up the numbers they come to add to the game.
“That’s the depth we have and we’ve known for a wee while that having a strong squad of 23 is an advantage to us because it allows us to kick on in those last 20 minutes.”It continued a pattern of Wales fading late in games against New Zealand – having led by a point with 11 minutes to go their previous meeting in November 2014 before losing 34-16.