Nov 22, 2014 at 5.30pm UK
Wales
16-34
New Zealand
Webb (46')
FT
Savea (43'), Kaino (64'), Barrett (70', 77'), Read (74')

Warren Gatland: 'Wales must be direct against New Zealand'

Gatland: 'Wales must be direct'
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Wales coach Warren Gatland urges his team to "be direct" when they welcome New Zealand to Cardiff.

Wales coach Warren Gatland has called on his players to "be direct" when they take on New Zealand in Cardiff this weekend.

World champions the All Blacks make the trip to the Millennium Stadium in daunting form having won their last 25 Tests.

Hosts Wales head into Saturday's match as underdogs, but Gatland believes that his side are capable of adopting an approach that will cause their opponents problems.

"You have to play, be direct, run hard and be physical at the breakdown," he is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News. "It is a relatively simple message.

"You have to keep possession and look to put them under pressure, and you have to be able to defend their threats because their accuracy, vision and creating space and seeing opportunities are what make them different from other teams."

Wales's last match was a narrow 17-13 win at home to Fiji last Saturday.

Wales player Leigh Halfpenny is led from the pitch after picking up an injury during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 9, 2014
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