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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mortlock backs a Wallaby repeat

Captain Stirling Mortlock is backing Australia to overcome an expected New Zealand backlash when the sides meet in Auckland in their second Philips Tri Nations/Bledisloe Cup Test on Saturday.
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MacDonald out of Wallabies clash

Concussion has raised its ugly head at the worst possible time for Leon MacDonald, ruling one of the All Blacks sharpest thinkers out of the second Bledisloe Cup / Philips Tri Nations Test at Eden Park on Saturday night.
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All Blacks confirm team to play Australia

Hooker Andrew Hore and halfback Jimmy Cowan have recovered sufficiently from injury to start Saturday’s Philips Tri Nations Test against Australia while Adam Thomson is selected as the reserve loose forward.
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