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19.August.2017

Australia v All Blacks

Sydney

10:00 PM

34-54

Wallabies will have the All Blacks respect - Read

All Blacks captain Kieran Read laid it on the line before the side flew out to Australia on Sunday for the opening of the Investec Rugby Championship and the first Bledisloe Cup game against Australia on Saturday.
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Coles suffers setback, out of first Bledisloe Test

Dane Coles' return to Test rugby from a long spell off to recovery from concussion has suffered a setback ahead of Saturday's Bledisloe Cup opener against Australia in Sydney.
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Ben Smith keen to get back into action

Time away from rugby with injury concerns has left fullback Ben Smith keen to get among the action when the Investec Rugby Championship gets underway in the first Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia in Sydney on Saturday.
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Bledisloe Cup desire has not lessened - Barrett

All Blacks first five-eighths Beauden Barrett revealed the importance of the Bledisloe Cup was still understood by his side as they prepare for the first game of three for the trophy, the first two being part of the Investec Rugby Championship.
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All Blacks aware of Wallabies lineout confidence

One area the All Blacks will be looking to maintain their dominance over Australia is the lineout although lock Sam Whitelock is wary of the emerging threat of Wallabies locks Adam Coleman and Rory Arnold.
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All Blacks have specific goals in Sydney Test

Top of the All Blacks' list, apart from getting a winning start to the Bledisloe Cup and Investec Rugby Championship, is regaining their ability to finish off opportunities created.
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Australia looking for boost from Beale's return

Australia are looking for returning midfielder Kurtley Beale and fullback Israel Folau to cut some merry capers in the opening Bledisloe Cup Test against the All Blacks in Sydney on Saturday.
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All Blacks take long-term view in Sydney selections

Choices of blindside flanker Liam Squire and fullback Damian McKenzie ahead of Jerome Kaino and Israel Dagg for the Bledisloe Cup and Investec Rugby Championship opener against Australia in Sydney were down to the longer term view of the All Blacks' international season from Saturday until the end of November.
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Williams resets focus ahead of Bledisloe Cup

All Blacks mid-fielders Sonny Bill Williams and Ryan Crotty have their own reasons for bouncing back from their disrupted series against the British & Irish Lions when meeting Australia in the Investec Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup opener in Sydney on Saturday.
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Retallick expects better lineout in Sydney

Australia has had the time advantage to prepare for Saturday's Bledisloe Cup and Investec Rugby Championship opener in Sydney but the All Blacks were confident their familiarity as a team would help their cause.
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