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02.August.2008

New Zealand v Aust

Auckland

7:35 PM

39-10

Positive reinforcement the key for All Blacks

After assembling in Auckland, assistant coach Steve Hansen admitted the build-up to Saturday's Test had to be carefully managed by the players.
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Elliot and Weepu called in as All Blacks injury cover

Hawke's Bay hooker Hikawera Elliot and Wellington halfback Piri Weepu will join the All Blacks squad as injury cover today while Auckland halfback Taniela Moa is likely to train with the team starting Tuesday.
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All Blacks announce team to play Australia

All Blacks coach Graham Henry and his assistant coaches Wayne Smith and Steve Hansen have announced the team to play Australia in Auckland on Saturday August 2 at Eden Park:
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Deans eyes end to Eden Park hoodoo

Fresh from his dream start against the All Blacks, coach Robbie Deans is embracing the task of breaking the Wallabies' 22-year drought at Eden Park.
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Mortlock returns to lead Wallabies

The return of captain Stirling Mortlock highlights the Wallabies side that has been named today for Saturday night's second Bledisloe Cup and Philips Tri Nations series Test against New Zealand in Auckland.
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Weepu wants to take his chance

Piri Weepu insists he is not out to prove a point to the New Zealand coaches after being recalled into the All Blacks squad to cover for injured half-backs Andrew Ellis and Jimmy Cowan.
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Philips Tri Nations Preview: New Zealand v Australia

All Blacks teams of the past revelled in the toughest challenges and the most modern equivalent has its chance to show tradition hasn't changed in Saturday's Philips Tri Nations/Bledisloe Cup encounter against Australia.
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ELVs proving a test for All Blacks

Coming to grips with the ELVs has proven one of the more demanding challenges Graham Henry and his coaching panel have faced with their All Blacks side this season.
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All Blacks power to big win

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw helped inspire his side to a commanding return to form when beating Australia 39-10 at Eden Park to keep its Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup hopes alive in Auckland.
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Mirror was turned on Wallabies - Deans

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans pointed to All Blacks superiority rather than his own side's shortcomings in their 29-point drubbing at Eden Park.
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