Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Preview: All Blacks V Wales, 1st test

Wales will attempt to break New Zealand coach Graham Henry’s incredible record of having only lost twice to Northern opposition since 2004. Only France has beaten them (twice) in that time for a ledger that reads All Blacks 39 – Northern Hemisphere/France 2.
The Red Dragons will also try to record their first win on New Zealand soil, attempting to record what would be only the All Blacks third loss on home soil since Henry has held the reigns, and only their 38th overall.
All Blacks head coach Graham Henry believes Wales will be a tougher Test than Ireland proved to be last weekend.
Wales arrive in New Zealand on the back of a promising display against the Springboks earlier this month and Henry is aware that his side will need to be wary of a potential upset.