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13.June.2009

All Blacks v France

Dunedin

7:35 PM

22-27

France ready to battle - Ouedraogo

France back-row forward Fulgence Ouedraogo is convinced that his side will be ready to do battle when New Zealand welcome a powerful French team to Wellington on 20 June for the second test.
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Luke McAlister to join All Blacks

Returning player Luke McAlister is to join the All Blacks as replacement for centre Richard Kahui.
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All Blacks team for France Test announced

All Blacks Coache Graham Henry and his Assistant Coaches Steve Hansen and Wayne Smith have named their team to play the opening Iveco Series Test against France at Carisbrook, Dunedin this Saturday, 13 June, with Isaac Ross to make his Test debut and Mils Muliaina to become the 64th Test captain.
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Hansen: France will be tougher

France was going to be a different proposition from the team which played the All Blacks in New Zealand in 2007, New Zealand forwards coach Steve Hansen said in Dunedin on Tuesday.
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Big tick for captain Mils

New All Blacks captain Mils Muliaina was a natural in the leadership role, coach Graham Henry said in Dunedin on Tuesday.
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Revenge not a factor says Smith

It seems 616 days is long enough to heal old rugby wounds -- even the deepest of cuts.
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Iveco Series Preview: New Zealand v France

No team demands greater wariness of the All Blacks than France.
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Faith placed in McAlister

Concern that time away from the All Blacks environment will make Luke McAlister's transition to the Test side difficult was not reflected by the national selectors ahead of Saturday's first Test against France in Dunedin.
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French preparation perfect

France legend Emile N'Tamack arrived back on New Zealand soil last week, this time as assistant coach, confident his team has prepared perfectly ahead for what is seen as one the greatest challenges in world rugby.
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ABs expect French counter strike

The All Blacks have identified the counter attacking class of an all-Toulouse back three as a major threat in Saturday"s first Iveco Series Test against France in Dunedin.
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