Wales coach Rob Howley says his side will take the game to New Zealand this Saturday

Last Updated: 23/11/12 3:03pm

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Howley says Wales will play high-risk rugby against the All Blacks

Howley says Wales will play high-risk rugby against the All Blacks

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Wales coach Rob Howley says his side will take the game to world champions New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium this Saturday.

Warren Gatland's men face the All Blacks following demoralising home defeats to Argentina and Samoa - but Howley is confident his World Cup semi-finalists can up their game against the very best.

The former Wales scrum-half said: "Particularly when you play against New Zealand, it's about that belief and confidence and players believing that we can actually play rugby against New Zealand.

"When you are playing against the world's best side, every minute counts. It is important to dominate territory and possession early on.

"I am sure every game is about that, but when you are playing against the world's best what you don't want to give them is an early opportunity to get up on the scoreboard.

"It is absolutely vital that we start well. We've spoken many times this week about our ability to play with the ball and put New Zealand under pressure with a passing game.

"The one thing which you have to do in international rugby is be accurate, whether you kick the ball, pass the ball or make decisions.

"And when you play against New Zealand you also have to ask questions with the ball in hand and throw them something outside of the box. High risk, high

reward."

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