Event Details


Japan v All Blacks

Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo

6:45 PM


All Blacks expecting Japan to be a handful

Building on their 37-20 success over Australia on Saturday, the All Blacks would be looking to contain a lively Japan side with a less experienced side in Tokyo at the weekend.
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Coles keen to get back among the action

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles is on the cusp of ending a lengthy period of frustration having to miss out on playing during injury recovery and being selected to play against Japan in Tokyo on Saturday would be a big fillip for his career.
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Milner-Skudder, Naholo have dual roles in Japan

Two key players for the All Blacks against Japan in Tokyo on Saturday, wings Nehe Milner-Skudder and Waisake Naholo have dual responsibilities ahead of them.
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Coping with the unexpected a test for All Blacks

Taking on Japan with a less-experienced All Blacks side in Tokyo on Saturday will up the ante against a team building towards being more competitive when hosting next year's Rugby World Cup.
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All Blacks team named for Japan Test

The All Blacks team has been named to play Japan at Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo, on Saturday 3 November (Kick-off: 2.45PM, NZT: 6.45PM).

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Hansen defends squad size as a modern necessity

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has defended the selection of big squads and said claims that the All Blacks jersey was being cheapened were nonsense.
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New cap Papali'i aware of the No.7 legacy

Blues and Auckland flanker Dalton Papali'i is well aware of the responsibility he faces when starting his debut Test for the All Blacks as a flanker sporting the No.7 jersey against Japan in Tokyo on Saturday.
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PREVIEW: All Blacks v Japan

Missing a number of experienced names who are preparing for next weekend’s Test against England, the All Blacks will blood eight debutants in what promises to be a highly entertaining Test match against a rising Japan side in Tokyo.
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Proctor relishing his Test chance

Hooker Dane Coles won't be the only Wellington-based player looking to celebrate recovering from injury when the All Blacks meet Japan in Tokyo on Saturday.
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Whitelock ready for Japan threat

All Blacks captain Luke Whitelock is no stranger to the leadership role, he lead the side in a non-Test against a French XV last year and has been a successful captain for Canterbury, but his challenge in Japan on Saturday is to lift a young side against an opponent sensing their best chance against New Zealand.
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