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Event Details

24.September.2007

New Zealand v Scotland

Edinburgh

3:00 AM

40-0

Scotland fitter than ever

Chris Paterson believes Frank Hadden's players are in a better physical condition than any squad he can remember Scotland sending to a World Cup.
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Muliaina unlikely to play Scotland

Injured All Blacks fullback Mils Muliaina is unlikely to be considered for the side's World Cup pool game against Scotland in Edinburgh at the weekend.
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We're happy to face any Scotland side - Hansen

Scotland are welcome to select a B side this week, says All Blacks assistant coach Steve Hansen, unconcerned that the All Blacks might not face tough opposition before the quarterfinals.
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One game pace suits Carter

Fresh from leading what was easily the best 20 minutes of All Blacks rugby this year, in the World Cup opening game against Italy, Dan Carter has demonstrated the benefits of concentrating on the next opponent only, a constant New Zealand theme at the tournament.
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Jack happy with lineout progress

Chris Jack has a sparkle in his eye at the moment and that reflects the greater confidence the All Blacks are feeling about their much-maligned lineout.
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Balance the key - McCaw

If balance counts for anything then the All Blacks are confident they have the formula right to win the Rugby World Cup.
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Cautious approach with Muliaina

Both injured All Blacks, fullback Mils Muliaina and lock Keith Robinson are on track to be chosen to play against Romania next weekend.
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Howlett calls for improvement

While rejoicing in his new status atop All Blacks rugby, winger Doug Howlett found time to deliver a stern warning to his World Cup teammates in the aftermath of their 40-0 rout of Scotland.
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'It's time' says Ali Williams

It's no surprise that a member of the All Blacks hard core, the front five, lock Ali Williams has summed up the side's committed approach to Sunday's encounter with Scotland in Edinburgh.
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All Blacks team to play Scotland announced.

All Blacks coach Graham Henry and his assistant coaches Wayne Smith and Steve Hansen and fellow selector, Sir Brian Lochore, have announced the team to play Scotland on Sunday 23 September in Edinburgh.
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