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Event Details

08.September.2007

New Zealand v Italy

Marseille

11:45 PM

76-14

All Blacks out to avoid negativity

Opposing sides may be looking to contain the All Blacks with negative play, but that won't be an option the New Zealanders will willingly adopt.
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Cup a life statement for Kelleher

Byron Kelleher says his third World Cup tournament is not just about the event, it's a reflection of his life in rugby.
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Zidane goes boot to boot with Carter

High profile French soccer star Zinedine Zidane rubbed shoulders with the All Blacks at their Marseille base in a sponsored promotion which pitted him against Dan Carter in a goal-kicking competition.
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Preview: New Zealand v Italy

The countdown has nearly ended and the reality is due to set in and for the All Blacks that will be against an opponent in Italy which has turned out to be a little stronger than might earlier have been anticipated.
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All Blacks have to get on with it - McCaw

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw said the loss of Conrad Smith and Reuben Thorne from the All Blacks' starting 22 for the World Cup opener against Italy on Saturday would not be too much of a problem.
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All Blacks forced into late changes

Hamstring injuries to Conrad Smith and Reuben Thorne have hamstrung the All Blacks who have been forced to make changes to the side for its first World Cup game against Italy in Marseille on Saturday.
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Howlett expects no favours

Record equaling Test try scorer wing Doug Howlett is expecting no special favours in his quest to claim the record for himself.
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All Blacks sensitive to minnows' plight

New Zealand's jet-propelled thrust into its World Cup campaign in its 76-14 win over Italy could react against the team as opposing sides field lesser sides against the might of the All Blacks.
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Italians rocked by All Black tsunami

New Zealand made a statement of bold World Cup intent with an emphatic opening performance, against Italy, at Marseille's Stade Velodrome to claim a 76-14 victory.
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All Blacks were fizzing for opener

The All Blacks were like 15 cans of Coke all shaken up and opened at the same time going into their first World Cup game against Italy on Saturday.
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