When the two sides met at the Millennium Stadium a year earlier to celebrate the centenary of the first Test played between the two countries, it was agreed that Wales would be allowed to respond to the haka with their own national anthem, Hen Wlad fy Nhadau.
That agreement was reached on the understanding that moving the haka from its usual place immediately prior to kick-off would be a one-off concession.
However, the All Blacks were again asked to perform the haka in between anthems in 2006 - a request which led to Richie McCaw's men performing the dance in private.
"It's been agreed that the haka will be performed in the traditional way just before the game kicks off," said Gerry Toms, the Millennium Stadium manager.
"The dispute in 2006 was unfortunate and everybody missed out, so we wanted to make sure that didn't happen again.
"There were rights and wrongs on both sides on the day. In hindsight, who missed out? I think everybody did: the game of rugby missed out, the supporters missed out and even those watching on television missed out.
"I think it was very simply the fact that because New Zealand had agreed to change the format of when the haka was going to be performed on the previous occasion at the stadium, certain individuals here thought it would be okay to plan it differently for the next game.
"When New Zealand discovered that they made different representations and there was the crux of the dispute, and rightly so as it's a great part of their tradition.
"Things were resolved after the event and if it was necessary for apologies to be made, they were made then and there were handshakes."