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Event Details

02.August.2009

South Africa v All Blacks

Durban

3:00 AM

31-19

Injured Boks should be fit

South African Test starters first five-eighths Ruan Pienaar and second five-eighths Jean de Villiers should be fit for selection in the second Investec Tri Nations Test against New Zealand in Durban on Saturday.
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De Villiers expects All Blacks backlash

Springboks coach Peter de Villiers is expecting the All Blacks to hit back after the loss of the first of their three Investec Tri Nations matches with South Africa this season.
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Investec Tri Nations Preview: South Africa v New Zealand

New Zealand's hopes of winning a fifth Investec Tri Nations title could well rest on the outcome of Sunday morning's (NZT) second Test against South Africa in Durban.
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Frank-speaking Owen is ready

Being sledged by Bakkies Botha would be a distressing thought for some newbies to test rugby, but All Blacks bolter Owen Franks found time for a chuckle this week.
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Skipper says ABs should not be so kind to Matfield

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has shouldered some blame for the lineout woes against the Springboks last week but is comfortable it won't create any mental anguish for his team at Durban.
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Cowan relishes battle with Boks

His dismay at being dropped last week behind him, All Blacks halfback Jimmy Cowan is braced for the physical battering always reserved for this part of the rugby world.
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McCaw wants improvement

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw is hoping his team learns from its early mistakes in its opening two Investec Tri Nations matches as it looks to avenge last weekend's defeat to South Africa in Durban.
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Smit focused on win

South Africa captain John Smit has put his personal milestone aside and vowed to concentrate only on beating New Zealand on Saturday as the world champions aim to continue their winning start to the Investec Tri Nations.
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Morne Steyn hammers All Blacks

Another ill-disciplined All Blacks display contributed to successive losses to South Africa when the Investec Tri Nations match was lost 31–19 at Durban's Absa Stadium.
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Hansen refuses to concede Tri Nations

All Blacks assistant coach Steve Hansen refused to concede the Investec Tri Nations title after the New Zealanders lost their second Test in a week to South Africa 31-19 in Durban on Sunday (NZT).
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