WALES head coach Gareth Jenkins is confident the row over the haka which blighted the start of Saturday's clash with New Zealand will not harm relations between the two nations.
The All Blacks performed the haka in their changing room after objecting to Welsh Rugby Union plans for it to be staged between the national anthems, rather than just before kick-off as has become traditional.
WRU chief executive Roger Lewis now plans to take the matter to the International Rugby Board but Jenkins played down fears the spat will dissuade the All Blacks from returning to Wales.
"Of course they will (play in Wales again). I think they made their point, they made their demonstration," said Jenkins.
"Wales equally had their point of view. Going forward I think diplomacy will prevail and by the next time we play them the issue will have been resolved.
"The autumn rugby series is a big part of the world game."
All Blacks flanker Jerry Collins and lock Ali Williams both suggested the row had given New Zealand added motivation heading into the game. They certainly wasted no time in putting Wales to the sword. Luke McAlister scored after three minutes and Sitiveni Sivivatu scored his second Test hat-trick in a 45-10 victory.