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18.August.2012

Wallabies v All Blacks

Sydney

10:05 PM

19-27

Preview: Australia v NewZealand

Robbie Deans' men have won two of their past four clashes against the Kiwis, but the semi-final result at the World Cup highlighted the massive gulf in class and it's hard to see how that gap has closed in 10 months.
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Nonu: Smith's 'big shoes' to be filled

They might have been one of the longer standing midfield partnerships in New Zealand Test history but Ma'a Nonu still feels a little uncomfortable stepping into Conrad Smith's shoes for the Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia.
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'Deadly' NZ backs worry Ashley-Cooper

Wallabies winger Adam Ashley-Cooper says shutting down New Zealand's 'deadly' back-three will be just as treacherous as stopping giant centres Ma'a Nonu and Sonny Bill Williams in Saturday's trans-Tasman blockbuster.
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Powerful defence powers NZ win

Superior defence wrung the spirit out of Australia as the All Blacks claimed a 27-19 victory to open the Investec Rugby Championship season in Sydney on Saturday evening.
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Deans: 'Unforced errors' killed us

Unimpressed Wallabies coach Robbie Deans says 'unforced errors' were to blame for his side's disappointing 27-19 Investec Rugby Championship loss to the All Blacks on Saturday night.
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McCaw: Bledisloe Cup not in the bag

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has urged his players not to get ahead of themselves following Saturday's 27-19 victory over the Wallabies in Sydney.
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Stronger Australian scrum makes mark

New respect for the Australian scrum was acknowledged by All Blacks rake Keven Mealamu as the New Zealand team recovered in Auckland on Monday from their 27-19 Investec Rugby Championship/Bledisloe Cup victory in Sydney on Saturday.
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Hansen not into refereeing debate

As referee Alain Rolland's performance in the first Bledisloe Cup/Investec Rugby Championship Test came under scrutiny, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen wasn't prepared to rise to the bait in Auckland on Monday.
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Scans confirm worst fears for Pocock

Scans have revealed a serious knee injury to Wallabies captain David Pocock, who was injured in their Investec Rugby Championship 27-19 loss to the All Blacks in Sydney on Saturday.
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