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Alex Bysouth

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  1. Post update

    FT: Wales 17-40 New Zealand

    It's goodbye from me, and it's goodbye from him...


    And him...


    Yes, Warren Gatland and Steve Hansen bring their respective tenures at Wales and New Zealand to a close, with both leaving a positive lasting legacy on the nations they coached.

    It was New Zealand who clinched the bronze medal in Tokyo, but Wales can look back on a successful 12 years under Gatland that saw four Six Nations, three Grand Slams, the world number one spot and two World Cup semi-finals.

    If you want to relive the Kiwi pairs' final game in charge, read Gareth Griffiths' report here.

    Wales team

    But tomorrow it's the big one.

    England versus South Africa in the World Cup final in Yokohama.

    We'll have jam-packed coverage for you across the BBC from the early hours of the morning.

    Until then...

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    FT: Wales 17-40 New Zealand

    Time for some of the All Black greats to enjoy a moment with their team-mates and families before bowing out of the international game, captain Kieran Read and Sonny Bill Williams both have their kids on the field in Tokyo...

    Sonny Bill Williams
  3. Exhibition stuff...

    FT: Wales 17-40 New Zealand

    There were 57 points scored in this match, the most ever in a third place play-off at the Rugby World Cup, surpassing the 53 points scored in 2003 (New Zealand 40-13 France).

    New Zealand and Wales made 17 offloads each in this match, their combined total of 34 offloads was the most in a match at this year’s Rugby World Cup.

    New Zealand scored four tries in the first half against Wales, it was the third time any side has scored as many in the first half of a Rugby World Cup knock-out match with the All Blacks responsible for all three (also v Wales in 1987 SF and v France in 2015 QF).

  4. 'Gatland a great asset to Welsh rugby'

    FT: Wales 17-40 New Zealand

    Josh Adams

    Wales wing Josh Adams on ITV: "It was a funny one, credit to New Zealand, they played with great tempo and speed. A little poor on our part, some sloppy tackles, but we had a never-say-die attitude and were a lot more exciting to watch than last week - the boys enjoyed that.

    "It was unfortunate we couldn't send Gats off with the win he deserved, but we have to look at the positives.

    "A lot of the players have only ever known Warren, the new era begins now. Everyone is looking forward to that but has to pay their respects to Gats for what he's done for us as a team and a country. He's been a great asset for Welsh rugby."

    On senior players in the squad, including captain Alun Wyn Jones: "They are massive role models within our team, a voice on the field. Al has massive respect from everyone in the squad and everyone in Wales."

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    Zo' Rae: It wasn’t about the score today. I’m so proud to call myself Welsh, and everything those men have done to bring the World Cup home. They did better, they brought home emotion, enjoyment and that’s a win in my eyes. Thank you boys. Thank you Gatland.

  6. 'Legacy much stronger than one game'

    FT: Wales 17-40 New Zealand

    Alun Wyn Jones on Wales coach Warren Gatland: "The majority of the squad have won all their caps under Gats. He has been here for a good successful 12 years. We didn't want to go out like this for him but his legacy is much stronger than one game."

  7. 'Highlight was beating Australia away'

    FT: Wales 17-40 New Zealand

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    The highlight for Wales was beating Australia for the first time away from the Principality. That result helped get us into the semi-finals in many ways because it meant we avoided the England juggernaut in the quarter-finals.

    Not that we couldn't beat them but there were so many injuries - they lost key players - but they gave it their all and can hold their heads up the way they played.

  8. 'We wanted to go out with a bang'

    FT: Wales 17-40 New Zealand

    Alun Wyn Jones with his daughter on the pitch

    Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones: "We tried to play a bit. The scoreline probably didn't reflect that. We had nothing to lose, we wanted to throw the ball about and show an intention to go out with a bang.

    "Obviously we would rather have had a game tomorrow but we wanted to make this one memorable for our fans.

    "Unfortunately we are on the wrong side of the scoreboard but we are still proud to put the jersey on and show what we had to bring today."

  9. 'This jersey means a lot'

    FT: Wales 17-40 New Zealand

    New Zealand captain Kieran Read, who has his three kids on the field with him: "Immensely proud to see a crowd like this, awesome to pull on the jersey. The guys appreciate what it means to be an All Black, I love it.

    "You want to showcase to the crowd, the support we have had is fantastic. Japan have been great hosts and we thank you for your support.

    "This jersey means a lot, it's been part of my life for a long time. You try and leave it in a better place than you found it - that was my aim and hopefully I've done it."

    Kieran Read
  10. 'It has been a privilege'

    FT: Wales 17-40 New Zealand

    Departing New Zealand coach Steve Hansen said: "It was important we came back and honoured the jersey and the fans and get over the disappointment of last week. It was a tough old game for both sides so I just want to congratulate Wales too.

    "All tournament we have had good defence and we have played pretty good footy all the way through, but you have one bad day and you get knocked out. That is what knockout footy is all about."

    On his tenure: "[Waves to the crowd] It has just been a privilege."

  11. 'I have loved my time in Wales'

    FT: Wales 17-40 New Zealand

    Warren Gatland with the Wales players on the pitch

    More from Warren Gatland, on his Wales tenure coming to an end: "We can enjoy tonight and celebrate what we have achieved, not just at the World Cup but for all the players and staff who have been involved in the past 12 years.

    "I have loved my time in Wales, it's a brilliant country to be a part of."

    On returning to international rugby one day? "I don't know. We'll wait and see, I'm looking forward to going back to New Zealand with the Chiefs."

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    Saidmadrid: Gatland's contribution to Wales has been fantastic, he set the foundations there, and took them to the next level. It's time for Wales to carry on developing from that point..the only way is up for Wales!!!

  13. Mixed emotions for All Blacks

    FT: Wales 17-40 New Zealand

    Steve Hansen
    Aaron Smith
    Ryan Crotty
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    FT: Wales 17-40 New Zealand

    Adrian Hadley

    Former Wales international on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra & Radio Wales

    We didn't get bronze medals in 1987. We got Kiwi wood carvings. Finishing third back then did not enter my mind. It was treated as a Test match against Austrailia and beating them gave us all a really good feeling to end the tournament.

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    FT: Wales 17-40 New Zealand

    Of course, it's goodbye from All Blacks boss Steve Hansen too.

    He collects his medal and waves to the New Zealand fans in the crowd. Not quite the one he wanted, not the third World Cup in a row the All Blacks so desired, but still a stellar offering.

    Just the one World Cup defeat in Hansen's reign...

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    FT: Wales 17-40 New Zealand

    Time for the bronze medal ceremony.

    Good to see a lot of the kids joining their dads up on stage, Ben Smith's little'un is absolutely buzzing at getting his hands on a medal... imagine if they'd won the World Cup.

  17. Full-time handshakes

    FT: Wales 17-40 New Zealand

    Wales players at full-time
    Josh Adams dejected
    Handshakes at full-time