Event Details


All Blacks v Samoa

Eden Park, Auckland

8:00 PM


Lions issued All Blacks with a timely reminder

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said the British & Irish Lions success against Canterbury was 'great' and it was further evidence of what he always believed – the Lions are 'a very good side'.
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Barretts think about Samoa before the Lions

Preparing for the DHL New Zealand Lions series meant the All Blacks would be keen to make the most of their Test with Samoa at Eden Park on Friday.
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All Blacks confident with scrum technique

All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster said the side were not concerned with all the attention being paid to scrum law interpretations as a result of the British & Irish Lions win over the Crusaders at the weekend.
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PREVIEW: All Blacks v Samoa

Four Tests in four weeks is like a Rugby World Cup schedule for the All Blacks and Samoa provide a welcome opportunity for both sides to test systems ahead of their respective campaigns in the American Express Pasifika Challenge.
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Competitiveness keeps All Blacks on edge

Competitiveness within the All Blacks squad is only helping to boost the side's preparedness for their forthcoming series against the British & Irish Lions and Friday's Test with Samoa is likely to demonstrate that point.
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Locks thriving on challenges ahead

As an All Blacks locking combination Sam Whitelock and Brodie Retallick are creating their own place among some great New Zealand's middle-rowers and Samoa in Auckland on Friday are the latest test for the pair.
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All Blacks blow out rust to rout Samoa

New Zealand could take some satisfaction from their desired hit-out when beating Samoa 78–0 at Eden Park on Friday but some more intensive preparation will be required over the next week.
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'Still a lot of work to do' - Hansen

Working on the critical skills that are the key to every Test they play would be crucial for the All Blacks over the next week in preparation for the first Test against the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park next week.
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Hansen happy with injury progress

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was relieved to report no injury concerns for his side as they head into their preparation to meet the British & Irish Lions in the first Test of their three-game series next week.
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