Patrick McKendry is a rugby writer for the Herald.

Rugby: Wales seek Chiefs' ruthlessness

Wales hope to take a leaf from not only the All Blacks' book of ruthless plays, but also the Chiefs', saying they have to take every opportunity in the second test here tomorrow.

They coped well with the speed of the All Blacks in the first 60 minutes at Eden Park, but still left points on the park and were over-ran in the final quarter. Against the Chiefs at Waikato Stadium three days later then looked out of their depth as the home side nailed virtually every chance they got.

"We had a lot of possession and territory on Tuesday but we just couldn't turn it into points," assistant coach Neil Jenkins said today. "I think the Chiefs had six chances and scored six tries. It just shows us the way to go about it really, the way to be clinical at this level.

"We probably had a few chances last Saturday as well against New Zealand as well which we didn't take."

Asked how Wales could improve things, Jenkins said it was simple: "On Tuesday there were a couple of opportunities where we didn't pass and we should have; likewise last Saturday as well.

If someone is in a better position than you then you have to give them the ball, it's as simple as that."

An indication of the skills the All Blacks' forwards possess was illustrated in the lead-up to Nathan Harris' late try at Eden Park, with fellow prop Charlie Faumuina, who also came off the reserves bench, sending the hooker in at the corner.

"For us that's something we can learn and get better at," Jenkins said. We've certainly got skills across the board but maybe not at the standard that we need to be at. We need to develop our game, evolve and play a more expansive and wider game and I think we showed that in long periods last week."

All Blacks skipper Kieran Read said after his captain's run at the stadium that he believed Wales would continue to attempt an expansive game.

"I think they've shown their hand and they were reasonably successful at it," he said.

"We'll prepare for that and know that we can get better too. We need to bring more intensity and physicality to our approach which will give us more time and space on the ball."

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