New Zealand and Wales quickly into their stride
January 27, 2001

The New Zealanders continued their romp through the group with a 33-0 thrashing
of Chile with Roger Randle grabbing four tries.

The victory took their points tally to 158 in four games ,and Jonah Lomu has
not yet contributed a single point.

Wales look a good bet to qualify for the plate competition from Group D after a 19-10 victory over the United States, scoring three tries in the process.

The Amercians, denied an early score by Gareth Baber's tackle on Jason Raven,
did take the lead through Alexander Magleby.But Cross Keys' Will Thomas brought the scores level on the stroke of half-time with his second try of the World Cup.

Pontypridd's Gareth Wyatt got his second after selling two neat dummies to score near the posts, then adding the conversion.

But Wales allowed Chip Curtis to take a quick restart and race 50 metres to
score in the corner.The United States were threatening to snatch a late winner, but following a tackle Baber picked up the loose ball and sprinted 80 metres straight through the American defence for the match-winning try.

Newport's Andy Marinos added the conversion leaving Wales looking for victory over Hong Kong in their final match to secure a quarter-final place in the plate.

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