Event Details


New Zealand v France


7:35 PM


Selectors excited by Cup challenge

New Zealand's All Blacks selectors spoke about their respective feelings heading into the countdown for their Rugby World Cup campaign which begins on Saturday against France in Auckland.
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All Blacks need to 'get it right'

Getting the foundations right is All Blacks coach Graham Henry's call for his side in its opening Test against France at Auckland on Saturday.
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Carter expects to lift

Ace first five-eighths Dan Carter makes no bones about it, he was disappointed with his Rebel Sport Super 14 form and he is looking for more improvement with every outing in the forthcoming Test matches.
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Lineout king ready to show his worth

Lock Chris Jack is looking forward to the All Blacks lineout continuing the development that was so central to its success during last season's spring tour to Europe.
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Preview: All Blacks v France

The All Blacks will be out to kick-start their all-important 2007 international campaign in emphatic fashion when they lock horns with the French at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday night.
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Kelleher reconsiders French connection

All Blacks halfback Byron Kelleher may not be lost to New Zealand rugby.
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Schwalger revels in call-up

New All Blacks prop John Schwalger has been getting used to an environment he hadn't prepared himself for quite yet in his rugby career.
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France wary of All Black scrum

France assistant coach Jacques Brunel has admitted the All Blacks are likely to have the wood over his side at scrum-time when the first Test gets underway in Auckland on Saturday night.
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Joe ready to seize the day

All Blacks wing Joe Rokocoko knows Test rugby is a big step up from the three games of club rugby he has had in recent weeks but knows he has to make the adjustment.
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Laporte praises youngsters

French coach Bernard Laporte was delighted with the courage shown by his side when beaten 11-42 by the All Blacks in the first Iveco Test in Auckland on Saturday evening.
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