Event Details


All Blacks v Australia

Eden Park, Auckland

7:35 PM


So'oialo raring to go

Rodney So'oialo has likened his enforced time away from the All Blacks squad to a child not being allowed to play with his mates.
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Henry: No extra pressure

Graham Henry says he is feeling no greater pressure heading into this year's Investec Tri Nations than he has in his previous campaigns against Australia and South Africa.
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Tuquiri loss will harden Australia's resolve - Smith

All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith doubts Lote Tuqiri's fall from grace will cloud the Wallabies' focus as they prepare for the Investec Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup test at Eden Park on Saturday.
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No Tuqiri no aid to All Blacks

All Blacks backs coach Wayne Smith is not counting on the saga surrounding Lote Tuqiri's sacking to work in New Zealand's favour come kick-off at Eden Park on Saturday.
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All Blacks team to play Australia named

All Blacks Coach Graham Henry and his Assistant Coaches Steve Hansen and Wayne Smith have named the All Blacks team to play the opening Investec Tri Nations - Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia at Eden Park, Auckland, this Saturday, 18 July.
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McCaw expected for 80 minutes

A much more experienced All Blacks forward pack will run out against Australia in their Investec Tri Nations opener at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday night with captain Richie McCaw and No.8 Rodney So'oialo both being named in the starting XV.
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Deans: Donald no surprise at No.10

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans believes the All Blacks have pulled the right rein by selecting Stephen Donald at first five-eighth ahead of Saturday's Bledisloe Cup opener in Auckland.
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Barnes remains cautious

Wallabies' second five-eighths Berrick Barnes is not taking any notice of the All Blacks average start to the international season ahead of their Investec Tri Nations opener at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.
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Henry seeks ideal start

All Blacks coach Graham Henry knows how important a win will be in Saturday night's clash with Australia ahead of what is shaping up to be one of the toughest Investec Tri Nations in recent years.
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Mortlock hungry to break hoodoo

Australia has not beaten the All Blacks at Eden Park in 23 years, a hoodoo skipper Stirling Mortlock is well aware of and desperate to end on Saturday night.
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