Event Details


South Africa v All Blacks


3:00 AM


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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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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My fault says honest Hore

Andrew Hore has reinforced his reputation for brutal self-assessment -- the All Blacks hooker admitting he lost his cool when the lineout malfunctioned against Australia last weekend.
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Smit reveals 'deep burn' for Tri Nations

Captain John Smit has called on the Springboks to fulfil their potential against the All Blacks in the second match of the Investec Tri Nations in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
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Mistakes costly for All Blacks

New Zealand paid the price for a mistake-ridden performance in the first Investec Tri Nations Test against South Africa at Bloemfontein going down 19-28.
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All Blacks buckle under pressure

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw said the side's inability to avoid putting pressure on itself cost it the first Test against South Africa in Bloemfontein on Sunday (NZT).
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