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06.August.2011

New Zealand v Australia

Auckland

7:35 PM

30-14

Smith says threats not just in Wallabies' backline

The spotlight might be on the Wallabies' slick backline, but the All Blacks won't be taking the battle up front for granted when the trans-Tasman rivals clash in their Investec Tri Nations clash in Auckland on Saturday.
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Home public lifts Thorn

Canterbury's rugby public may prove an important weapon in Brad Thorn regaining his vigour in the international season ahead.
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Gear feels the threat

Returning All Blacks wing Hosea Gear may have been the incumbent before injury ruled him out of the first two Tests of the season but he views rivals Zac Guildford and Cory Jane as the best wings in the world at the moment.
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Pressure on at Eden Park

Back-up All Blacks first five-eighths Colin Slade says Saturday's Bledisloe Cup-Investec Tri Nations Test with Australia was a massive step-up for both teams as they looked to gain an edge in an important year for both sides.
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"Lack of respect" won't motivate ABs - Hansen

All Blacks assistant coach Steve Hansen doesn't think the Wallabies respect his team, but says it won't be any motivation for the team ahead of their clash on Saturday.
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All Blacks team to play Wallabies - seven changes

All Blacks coaches have named seven changes in the All Blacks team for the first Bledisloe Cup clash in the Investec Tri Nations against Australia at Eden Park, Auckland, on Saturday 6 August.
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All Blacks defence sets up win

Thunderous All Blacks defence en route to a 30-14 win snuffed out any threat Australia posed in a pulsating Bledisloe Cup defence in the Investec Tri Nations Test at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.
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Eden Park set for record crowd of modern rugby

All Blacks Test tickets sales tip 50,000
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Preview: New Zealand v Australia

Eden Park could have no finer contest with which to present itself to the world ahead of the Rugby World Cup than the Bledisloe Cup-Investec Tri Nations Test on Saturday.
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Deans talks up his aces

Will Genia and Quade Cooper are shaping as the latest Australian double act to have New Zealand rugby fans on edge, and ahead of Saturday's Bledisloe Cup-Investec Tri Nations game in Auckland their coach Robbie Deans talked of their special qualities.
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