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27.August.2011

Australia v New Zealand

Brisbane

10:05 PM

25-20

Captain McCaw better than 2007

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is feeling a lot better prepared going into a second Rugby World Cup campaign as the leader of his side.
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Returning All Blacks stars hungry

Some of the core performers for New Zealand might have missed the trip to South Africa with the All Blacks but that has only spurred them more in the run-in to Saturday's Investec Tri Nations decider against Australia in Brisbane.
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Whitelock's stocks on rise

Sam Whitelock's career is on the march – that's the obvious conclusion with his announcement to lock the All Blacks scrum in the all-important Investec Tri Nations decider against Australia at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday.
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McCaw: All Blacks all set to go

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw was confident the preparation for Saturday's Investec Tri Nations decider with Australia in Brisbane had not been affected by the mix of players recovering from travel to Africa, and those fresh from time off in New Zealand.
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Wallabies out to break drought

The Wallabies will head into their decider with the All Blacks on Saturday night motivated by the chance to end an embarrassing 10-year Investec Tri Nations drought.
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Australia rock NZ to claim Tri Nations

Australia claimed their first Investec Tri Nations title since 2001, and their first win over the All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium with a 25-20 victory in Brisbane on Saturday.
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Smith: Loss will help us

All Blacks backs coach Wayne Smith believes New Zealand will benefit from their 20-25 Investec Tri Nations final loss to Australia in Brisbane when it comes to the Rugby World Cup starting next week.
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Slow start costs silverware

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw said Australia had beaten New Zealand to the punch when they claimed the Investec Tri Nations title out from under their nose.
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