Herald rugby writers Gregor Paul and Patrick McKendry answer three key questions ahead of the third and final test between the All Blacks and Wales tonight.

1. What do you want to see from the All Blacks in this last test of the series?

Patrick McKendry:

Composure from start to finish - no frantic start like last weekend, and no letting the foot off the throat in the final minutes. Related to the last point is their defence - it must be sharper.


Gregor Paul: A better start to the test - more cohesion, accuracy and composure in the first half hour to set themselves up for a final quarter onslaught. Would be good to see Julian Savea get his hands on the ball and not think too hard about what to do -i.e. just run hard and fast.

All Blacks Beauden Barrett on his selection at starting 1st-five and halfback Aaron Smith on playing his 50th test against Wales in Dunedin.

2. What will be the message to new centre George Moala?


Carry the ball strongly like he does for the Blues, but preferably into space. He should also get involved around the breakdown - his power and leg drive make him a real threat there. On defence he must stay connected with No12 Ryan Crotty.

GP: Play his natural game.Get off the line, closedown the space and tackle hard. When he has the ball, not much different, run straight and hard as he always does.

3. You're Wales coach Warren Gatland. What's the last thing you say to your men before they run out on to the Forsyth Barr Stadium pitch?


I'd stay away from any mention of this being the final test of a long year for them. That gives them an excuse to let up when the pressure comes on. I'd reinforce my expectations, saying nothing but the best will do. And I'd want them to play the game at a pace which suits them rather than the All Blacks, and inevitably that means a slower one.

GP: This is the last of three chances to make history.

All Blacks loose forward Elliot Dixon talks about being named to start at No.6 in the All Blacks team to play Wales at Dunedin.