Retallick, McCaw head the All Black myth busters

It's official on two counts - the competitive fires still burn within All Blacks ace captain and double try scorer Richie McCaw and the much-touted Australian forward recovery is an illusion.
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Brodie Retallick

Fifteen facts ahead of All Blacks v Wallabies at Eden Park

With thanks to our friends at the International Rugby Board, we take a look at 15 statistics and milestones that will take place when the All Blacks and the Wallabies clash tonight at Eden Park.
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Ryan Crotty Ma'a Nonu

New Zealand rugby greats inducted into IRB Hall of Fame

Ten All Blacks legends were inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame at special ceremony at the annual Reunion Dinner of former All Blacks in Auckland tonight.
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IRB Hall of Fame

Possession and decision-making vital for All Blacks

Holding onto the ball and making the right choices would be crucial to the All Blacks retaining the Bledisloe Cup in the second Investec Rugby Championship Test against Australia at Eden Park on Saturday.
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Cory Jane

Hard men quietly determined

Never one to be effusive in the grand manner of front row props, All Blacks tighthead prop Owen Franks oozed quiet determination when contemplating the return Bledisloe Cup/Investec Rugby Championship Test with Australia in Auckland on Saturday.
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Owen Franks

Messam refreshed and ready for action

Returning blindside flanker Liam Messam felt for the man he replaced, the injured Jerome Kaino, for Saturday's second Bledisloe Cup/Investec Rugby Championship Test against Australia in Auckland.
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Liam Messam

All Blacks need to lift 10-12 notches, Hansen

New Zealand have shown a noticeable lift in their demeanour at training this week but coach Steve Hansen is waiting to see if that translates into an improved performance in the second Bledisloe Cup/Investec Rugby Championship Test against Australia.
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Ryan Crotty

Limited tickets remaining for final All Blacks 2014 home Tests

The All Blacks are also set to run out in front of a capacity crowd of 48,000 at Eden Park on Saturday as New Zealand and Auckland Rugby announced today that the second Bledisloe Cup Test match is virtually sold out.
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Eden Park

All Blacks side named for Eden Park Bledisloe Cup Test

The All Blacks team to play the second Bledisoe Cup Test match of the Investec Rugby Championship in Auckland this weekend has been named.
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Ryan Crotty

New Zealand's 'backs to the wall' - Cruden

New Zealand were 'keen and eager' to atone for their disappointing draw with Australia when the two sides meet in their second Bledisloe Cup/Investec Rugby Championship Test in Auckland on Saturday.
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Aaron Cruden

All Blacks work on the nitty-gritty

Flawed execution in Sydney was on the remedial list for the All Blacks as they prepared for the return Bledisloe Cup/Investec Rugby Championship bout at Eden Park on Saturday.
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Ben Smith

The Tight Five: What we learned about the All Blacks

A 12-12 draw to the Wallabies ensures that the World Champions, for the third time in five years, have had a record winning streak halted by Australia, although this time the minor consolation is that the team now stands alongside the All Blacks team of 1965-69 and Springboks outfit of 1997-98.
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Richie McCaw 2014

Australia chips away at All Blacks number one ranking

With their bid for a record-breaking 18th Test victory ended by the 12-12 draw with Australia in the opening match in The Rugby Championship 2014, the All Blacks have now seen their cushion at the top of the IRB World Rankings shrink by just under four tenths.
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All Blacks Wallabies

Wallabies keep the faith for Eden Park clash

The Wallabies have announced an unchanged 23-man line-up for Saturday night’s second Investec Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup Test against New Zealand in Auckland.
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Wallabies 2014

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