Alun Wyn Jones Wales v New Zealand: What’s at stake for departing coaches in bronze medal match

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Alun Wyn Jones Steve Hansen and Warren Gatland chat following a Lions v New Zealand Test in 2017

Steve Hansen started his international coaching career in Wales where Warren Gatland has made his biggest impact
2019 Rugby World Cup bronze final
Venue:Tokyo Stadium, TokyoDate:Friday, 1 NovemberTime:09:00 GMT
Coverage:Full commentary on BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cymru, BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, plus live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app

It is the game no one wants to play in, the battle for the prize nobody really wants… bronze medal in the Rugby World Cup.

But Friday’s meeting of beaten semi-finalists New Zealand and Wales is a landmark game as two of the sport’s great coaches take charge of their sides for the last time.

Steve Hansen for the All Blacks and Warren Gatland for Wales.

Hansen who started his international career with Wales before steering the All Blacks to the 2015 World Cup and Gatland, whose great achievement – alongside three Six Nations Grand Slams – has been making Wales a force to be reckoned with in the world game.

If neither man’s legacy can be ruined by the result of one match, what’s at stake in Tokyo?

Well, quite a lot according to ex-All Blacks scrum-half Justin Marshall, who played in bronze medal matches at the 1999 and 2003 World Cups.

Historic pressure on Hansen

The All Blacks have not lost to Wales since December 1953 – a run of 30 consecutive wins – and Hansen will not want to be responsible for that run coming to an end.

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