That meant celebrations for Steve McCormack’s side, who watched the game at Halifax together in their team hotel.
Wallace said: “It will be a tough game obviously, but it’s amazing that we’ve made the last eight of the World Cup. The Kiwis aren’t super-human. They’re a good team but it’ll take a massive effort to beat them. We’ll do our best and give it our all and see where that takes us. We’ve got nothing to lose and it will possibly be the last World Cup game of a few of the boys so it will be a special occasion for us.”
“I think I will be right for then,” he said. “It’s been great here in the last few weeks. It’s been a great camp, a great trip, and this result today has made the trip that much better.”
“They’ve loved it, all three of us have. We’ve spoke about things a bit, and we’ve all loved our time here and we’re made up that it’s been extended. This is a great group of fellas, and everyone’s had a fantastic time.”