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29.September.2007

New Zealand v Romania

Toulouse

11:00 PM

85-8

Robinson finally fit to play

All Blacks lock Robinson spoke yesterday for the first time about his slow recuperation from a calf injury that has sidelined him for the first three pool games and threatened several times to end his rugby World Cup involvement.
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Jerry Collins to captain All Blacks

Coach Graham Henry today named a team to be led onto Le Stadium at Toulouse by Jerry Collins which features just four players backing up from the near-full strength lineup who beat Scotland 40-0 last week.
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Preview: New Zealand v Romania

It's been tough for Romania at the World Cup and only five days after its last game it has to face an All Blacks team looking to make a statement in its final pool game at Toulouse.
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Carter out of Romania game

The All Blacks will start Luke McAlister at first five-eighth against Romania after Dan Carter withdrew with a calf muscle strain.
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Robinson's efforts respected by team

Keith Robinson's expected return to the All Blacks playing XV for Saturday's last pool game, against Romania in Toulouse, is keenly awaited by management, team-mates and fans who realise the special battle the Waikato hard man has been through.
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Henry monitoring form and fitness

Henry's team naming tomorrow night will come with a healthy dollop of intrigue following New Zealand's muddling 40-0 defeat of Scotland in Edinburgh last weekend, a result that may open the door into what was regarded as the strongest side.
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Robinson keen to get into action

One All Black whose name should be a welcome addition to the playing XV to meet Romania in Saturday's last World Cup pool match for New Zealand is lock Keith Robinson.
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Collins ready to step up the pace

If the quiet assurance with which Jerry Collins looks at the All Blacks campaign is any guide, steely determination will take the side a long way during the remaining weeks of the World Cup.
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Have faith, Henry tells fans

All Blacks coach Graham Henry has asked New Zealand fans to have faith in the processes being employed at the World Cup.
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Carter out, nervous wait for NZ

Dan Carter is out of the All Blacks side to play Romania in Toulouse on Saturday and the New Zealand camp faces a nervous wait until Tuesday to discover the full extent of a calf injury.
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