22 Nov 2008

All Blacks seek 20th successive win over Wales

1:17 pm on 22 November 2008

New Zealand play Six Nations champions Wales in Cardiff on Sunday seeking a 20th consecutive victory over the home side and conscious a win would edge them closer to a tour Grand Slam over all the four Home Nations.

The All Blacks have already beaten Scotland 32-6 and Ireland 22-3, and finish with a game against England at Twickenham on Sunday week.

But coach Graham Henry, once in charge of Wales, expects the Welsh to provide a "tough contest" at a Millennium Stadium venue where New Zealand have not played since their shock World Cup quarter-final loss against France just over 12 months ago.

Henry says he's expecting the kitchen sink from Wales, who've this month lost 20-15 to South Africa and laboured to a 34-13 win over Canada.

He says they play with wonderful attitude, their forwards are good ball players and they also defend pretty well.