This was the first Wales tour of New Zealand and they carried on to meet Australia and Fiji before returning.
Wales lost to the All Blacks in the first test a week earlier in Christchurch by 19-0, but with many of the players who were to star for the Lions in New Zealand two years later, hopes were high for a win to tie the series.
It was not to be however. New Zealand only won 3-2 on the try-count, but in Fergie McCormick they possessed the match-winner. The Canterbury full back, whose son later was the Japanese skipper, notched a then-world record of 24 points with three conversions, five penalties and a brilliant drop goal.
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Wales scored two excellent tries - the first by Keith Jarrett and the second by wing Maurice Richards.
The Richards try was one of the best ever scored by a Wales player, as he just defeated McCormick and Earle Kirton in a dash to the line. But it was the New Zealand pack, led by Brian Lochore and having the mighty Colin Meads at lock, that took the plaudits.
Wales v New Zealand classics 1905
Wales v New Zealand classics 1953
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