New Zealand vs Wales, Rugby World Cup 2019 LIVE: Result and reaction from today’s bronze match

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New Zealand's Ben Smith is congratulated by teammates: AP

Follow the latest updates live from the Rugby World Cup third-place play-off between New Zealand and Wales.

It’s the game no one wants to be a part of, but there’s still plenty on the line as both Steve Hansen and Warren Gatland prepare to lead their final games in charge of their respected nations.

For Gatland and Wales, it is another chance to grab an elusive first victory over the All Blacks of his tenure and the country's first since 1953, though it will not be easy with a seriously depleted side named due to injuries in just about all positions, while for Hansen it will the most dominant eras of international rugby has ever seen. Kick-off is at 9am GMT, and you can follow the live updates below.

When is New Zealand vs Wales?

The match takes place on Friday 1 November at the Tokyo Stadium.

What time does it start?

The third-place play-off will kick-off at 6pm Japan Standard Time, which is 9am GMT.

Where can I watch it?

Live coverage will be shown on ITV and the ITV Hub online from 8:30am. Highlights will be shown on ITV4 at 6pm.


New Zealand: Beauden Barrett; Ben Smith, Ryan Crotty, Sonny Bill Williams, Rieko Ioane; Richie Mo'unga, Aaron Smith; Joe Moody, Dane Coles, Nepo Laulala; Brodie Retallick, Scott Barrett; Shannon Frizell, Sam Cane, Kieran Read.

Replacements: Liam Coltman, Atu Moli, Angus Ta'avao, Patrick Tuipulotu, Matt Todd, Brad Weber, Anton Lienert-Brown, Jordie Barrett.

Wales: Hallam Amos; Owen Lane, Jonathan Davies, Owen Watkin, Josh Adams; Rhys Patchell, Tomos Williams; Nicky Smith, Ken Owens, Dillon Lewis; Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones; Justin Tipuric, James Davies, Ross Moriarty.

Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rhys Carre, Wyn Jones, Jake Ball, Aaron Shingler, Gareth Davies, Dan Biggar, Hadleigh Parkes.


New Zealand to win: 1/8

Wales to win: 9/1


New Zealand 40-10 Wales: The last two matches have already looked a game too far for Wales, and with Tomas Francis, George North and Leigh Halfpenny all adding to an extensive injury list, Wales could find themselves on the end of a real drubbing from an angry All Blacks side.