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26.July.2009

South Africa v All Blacks

Bloemfontein

3:00 AM

28-19

Springboks keep faith in Lions slayers

South Africa coach Peter de Villiers says maintaining consistency was a key part of the decision to continue with the same group of players that overcame the British and Irish Lions for their opening Investec Tri Nations fixture against the All Blacks in Bloemfontein on July 25.
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De Villiers feels Boks are underdogs

Peter de Villiers would prefer his South Africa side to be the underdog instead of favourite ahead of its opening Investec Tri Nations clash against New Zealand on Saturday.
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Boks beefed up for All Blacks

South Africa coach Peter de Villiers has backed Jaque Fourie to fill the void created by the loss of centre Adi Jacobs for the Springboks' Investec Tri Nations opener against New Zealand on Saturday.
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Rusty All Blacks will improve

Wayne Smith has conceded New Zealand was a 'little rusty' against Australia in its opening Investec Tri-Nations fixture last weekend but insists it will improve when coming up against South Africa on Saturday.
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Matfield: Tri Nations still toughest

South Africa vice-captain Victor Matfield has no doubt that the Investec Tri Nations is the toughest competition in the world, adding that he still gets goosebumps when he faces the New Zealand players performing the haka - that county's traditional challenge.
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Springboks team named

Ruan Pienaar will wear the contentious Springboks first five-eighth jersey in Sunday morning's Investec Tri Nations test against the All Blacks at Bloemfontein.
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Ross ready for tough lineout test

Young New Zealand lock Isaac Ross is expecting another stern examination at line-out time against South Africa in this weekend's Investec Tri Nations clash in Bloemfontein.
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Leonard and Rokocoko recalled for Boks

New Zealand has made two changes to the side that beat Australia last weekend for Saturday's Investec Tri Nations Test against the Springboks in Bloemfontein.
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Investec Tri Nations Preview: South Africa v New Zealand

South Africa's bid to deny the All Blacks a fifth Investec Tri Nations series win will be put to a typically tough Test when the sides do battle at Bloemfontein on Sunday morning (NZT).
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Fourie double act a worry for ABs

A couple of Springboks named Fourie have the All Blacks sweating ahead of Sunday morning's (NZT) Investec Tri Nations Test.
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