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All Blacks v Italy


3:00 AM


Preview: New Zealand v Italy

Italy took confidence away from its Test match with New Zealand in Christchurch earlier this year but it will need an even bigger effort if it is to push the All Blacks closer in Milan on Sunday morning (NZT).
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Coaches keen to see how Delany performs

The nerves have kicked in for Mike Delany as the All Blacks coaches say to he and the other second-stringers: 'show us you're a test player'.
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Super San Siro primed and ready for All Blacks

As it looms into view along Via Patroclo, it makes famed rugby grounds like Ellis Park or Millennium Stadium look more like the local town domain.
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Lucky Luke ready for change of fortune

Luke McAlister will be entrusted with goalkicking duties for the All Blacks in their test against Italy as the coaches insist he can return to his best rugby on this tour.
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Latimer learns from Henry's halftime blast

Returning All Blacks flanker Tanerau Latimer still talks about Graham Henry's halftime blast in Christchurch in hushed tones.
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All Blacks bolter flies under the radar

If there is rugby footage of new All Blacks winger Ben Smith floating around in cyberspace, the Italians couldn't find it.
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All on table for All Blacks contenders in Milan

As the All Blacks visit Leonardo da Vinci's famed depiction of The Last Super on test eve, it's a big weekend for some to earn repeat bookings to dine at rugby's top table.
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'Natural game' for All Blacks says Ellis

Rugby will take centre stage in Italy on Sunday (NZT) when powerhouse New Zealand to faces the Azzurri.
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All Blacks battle but Flynn seals it

Italy achieved its best result, on the scoreboard at least, but the All Blacks made the most of their one try-scoring chance to claim a 20-6 win at the San Siro Stadium in Milan on Sunday (NZT).
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Newcomer Smith sent for X-rays

All Blacks winger Ben Smith is being sent for x-rays on a badly bruised thumb, an unwanted souvenir from his test rugby debut against Italy.
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