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24.September.2011

All Blacks v France (RWC)

Auckland

8:30 PM

37-17

All Black quartet set to face France

Key All Blacks, captain Richie McCaw and Dan Carter, along with Mils Muliaina and Israel Dagg all look likely to be available for the crunch Rugby World Cup pool A match against France in Auckland on Saturday night.
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Not a 'B' team say French

France have rubbished suggestions they have named a 'B' team to face World Cup favourites New Zealand at Eden Park on Saturday.
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All Blacks team to play France named

The All Blacks coaches have named the team for their third match of the 2011 Rugby World Cup against France on Saturday in Auckland.
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Step up works well for All Blacks

New Zealand over-ran a French team short on vision, possession and verve to claim a 37-17 win in their Rugby World Cup pool match in perfect conditions at Eden Park in Auckland.
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Smith: It's the way we are

French passion for rugby may be obvious on the field, but, according to Conrad Smith, New Zealand's at times sedated approach belies the passion the All Blacks hold.
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Henry expects French passion

Expect the unexpected – that's the mantra of All Blacks coach Graham Henry in respect of World Cup rugby.
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Henry: An ideal Test

All Blacks coach Graham Henry was delighted to have a tough workout - something the side did not get in pool play at the last Rugby World Cup - during a 37-17 defeat of France at Eden Park on Saturday.
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McCaw's ton of satisfaction

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw had every reason to smile after his side honoured his feat of becoming the first New Zealander to win 100 Test caps.
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Carter happy with back

Ace All Blacks first five-eighths Dan Carter was delighted with the way he came through Saturday's first Rugby World Cup test against France.
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