The trip to Samoa in July next year will present a unique set
of challenges for the All Blacks, with manager Darren Shand
scheduled to travel there soon to investigate everything from
the state of the Apia Stadium pitch to the availability of
The margin of this victory looks flattering, but the All
Blacks were again asked to dig extremely deep for it by a
defiant Wales, who at one point, must have thought their
first win over their nemesis since 1953 was within grasp.