Brodie Retallick All Blacks v Wales: How the All Blacks players rated in the third-place playoff

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Brodie Retallick Sam Cane and Aaron Smith enjoy a moment with try-scoring hero Ben Smith against Wales in Tokyo.

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Sam Cane and Aaron Smith enjoy a moment with try-scoring hero Ben Smith against Wales in Tokyo.

OPINION:The All Blacks have beaten Wales 40-17 in Tokyo on Friday in the bronze medal game at the Rugby World Cup.

It was the farewell game for a number of All Blacks servants, including captain Kieran Read and wing/fullback Ben Smith.

But who stood out as the All Blacks finished third in Japan?

Here are Stuff’s ratings from the game.

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Beauden Barrett: Took his try well and looked sharp in patches, especially on the counterattack. Not the test to settle arguments about the dual playmaker system, however.7 

Brodie Retallick Sonny Bill Williams was direct and skilful against Warren Gatland's side.

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Sonny Bill Williams was direct and skilful against Warren Gatland’s side.

Ben Smith: Caught out by a beautiful Rhys Patchell pass for Wales’ first try but burst into life with two fine tries – and the first was classic Smith, running against the grain and weaving his way through several defenders.9

Ryan Crotty: Picked up a try after running a fine line to profit from a Sonny Bill Williams offload. Departs with his head held high after a tidy performance. 7.5 

Brodie Retallick Ben Smith, left, celebrates with Aaron Smith after the All Blacks' fourth try.

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Ben Smith, left, celebrates with Aaron Smith after the All Blacks’ fourth try.

Sonny Bill Williams: Enjoyed himself immensely in surely his last outing. Midfield partnership with Crotty was in sync and Wales struggled to contain them during their 56 minutes. 8 

Rieko Ioane: Tried hard to get involved and looked fit and light on his feet but knock on to deprive Smith of his third try summed up his frustrating year.  6.5

Richie Mo’unga: Some nice offloads were offset by errors such as another missed touch from a penalty. However, made some telling defensive plays when needed and finished strongly with a well taken try. 7

Aaron Smith: It was the Highlanders show in Tokyo as Smith and Smith had a party. His pass for Ben Smith’s second try was pe

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