Event Details


All Blacks v Italy


3:00 AM


All Blacks turn attention to Italy

New Zealand's Test with Italy on Sunday (NZT), while always important, has taken on extra lustre for the All Blacks as they attempt to deal with the performance issues that were exploited by Ireland in Chicago at the weekend.
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Retallick on track to return in Rome

Key squad members Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock have joined the All Blacks in Italy but only Retallick will feature in selection consideration for Sunday's (NZT) game with Italy in Rome.
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All Blacks expect battle up front with Italy

Italian confidence in the ability of their forwards to take on the All Blacks would be a good test for the side's recovery from their Irish loss in Rome on Sunday (NZT).
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Younger brigade get chances in Rome

New Zealand have not been tempted to deviate from their intended path and will field several of their less experienced players in Sunday's (NZT) Test with Italy in Rome.
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Younger side but expectations don't change

Personnel may change for the All Blacks but expectations didn't and Sam Cane's side to play Italy in Rome on Sunday (NZT) would be looking to deliver an improved performance.
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All Blacks expecting changed approach from Italy

New Zealand are expecting a changed Italian approach, with more emphasis on back play, in their Test in Rome on Sunday (NZT).
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Cane says All Blacks ready for Italy

It may have been a short week of preparation for the All Blacks ahead of their Test match against Italy but skipper Sam Cane believes that won't affect the side in Rome on Sunday (NZT).
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Emerging All Blacks state their case against Italy

Ten tries to one and a scoreline of 68-10 spelled the difference between a team of emerging All Blacks and a wayward Italian side who failed to deliver in Rome on Sunday (NZT).
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Italy sorted, now back to Ireland for All Blacks

Italy were beaten 68-10 in a comfortable showing by the All Blacks in Rome on Sunday (NZT) but it wasn't long before minds were turning to next week's return challenge against Ireland in Dublin.
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Italy win a vote for future All Blacks

Beating Italy 68-10 with a largely inexperienced team had demonstrated the continuing resource the All Blacks enjoyed as they built towards the next Rugby World Cup in 2019.
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