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Barrett stars as All Blacks hammer depleted Wales

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New Zealand fly-half Beauden Barrett runs with the ball during the Autumn International Friendly rugby union match against Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday. Picture: Geoff Caddick, AFP

Beauden Barrett scored two tries as the All Blacks made light work of a depleted Wales in their Test match at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Saturday.

CARDIFF – Beauden Barrett marked his 100th Test for New Zealand with a pair of intercept tries as the All Blacks overpowered a depleted Wales 54-16 at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Saturday.

The fly-half, twice a world player of the year, got the first score of the match in the fourth minute and grabbed the last of New Zealand’s seven tries with the final play of the game.

A thumping loss meant Wales have now suffered 32 straight defeats by New Zealand since their last win in 1953.

To make matters worse for the hosts, Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones suffered an arm/shoulder injury that saw the veteran lock replaced after just 19 minutes.

AFP

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