Brodie Retallick All Blacks v Wales in pictures: Kieran Read’s last hoorah in the black jersey

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It was captain Kieran Read’s last outing in the black jersey, and what a way to go. 

He led his team to bronze victory at the Rugby World Cup, defeating Wales 40-17.

Read told media he had “a great day”, and from the look on his face at the end of the match, he meant it. He led the haka solo for the first time, and delivered a “strong performance to wrap up a brilliant career”, according to Stuff sports reporter Paul Cully.

Brodie Retallick There were hugs all around when the final whistle blew.

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There were hugs all around when the final whistle blew.

Here are some of the best moments from Read’s 127th, and final, All Blacks test match. 

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Brodie Retallick He won a line out during the match.

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He won a line out during the match.

Brodie Retallick He offloaded the ball before being tackled by Wales' Justin Tipuric.

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He offloaded the ball before being tackled by Wales’ Justin Tipuric.

Brodie Retallick Read led the haka solo for the first time.

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Read led the haka solo for the first time.

Brodie Retallick Coach Steve Hansen gave Kieran Read a hug. They were both hanging up their All Blacks jerseys now.

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Coach Steve Hansen gave Kieran Read a hug. They were both hanging up their All Blacks jerseys now.

Brodie Retallick Kieran Read prepares to scrum against Wales.

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Kieran Read prepares to scrum against Wales.

Brodie Retallick Walking out of the tunnel prior to the match.

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Walking out of the tunnel prior to the match.

Brodie Retallick Read celebrated the win with son Reuben.

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Read celebrated the win with son Reuben.

Brodie Retallick Read with Brodie Retallick during the Bronze Final match.

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