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24.June.2007

South Africa v New Zealand

Durban

1:00 AM

21-26

Habana in doubt for Philips Tri Nations

New Zealand is likely to face a South African team without ace wing Bryan Habana for at least the first of their matches in the Philips Tri Nations.
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Springboks secret weapon praised

Both Springboks and Wallabies players and officials have lauded the game-winning drop kicks of South African star back Francois Steyn after the Springboks' 22-19 Philips Tri Nations win in Cape Town on Saturday.
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Timing was not quite right - McCaw

Richie McCaw is confident he won't be a shiny beacon for trigger happy rugby referees this year after being sent to the naughty corner twice during the Rebel Sport Super 14.
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Lineouts will be a challenge - Hansen

Forwards coach Steve Hansen acknowledged the lineout was a major work in progress last year, saying they were becoming too preoccupied with the opposition.
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All Blacks ready to stamp their mark

The All Blacks have lifted the bar as they eye their first big test of World Cup year ready to at last make a statement.
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Henry gets the boys to relax

All Blacks coach Graham Henry has ordered his players to hang up their rugby boots and unfurl the fishing rods or golf clubs as they take a low key route into their biggest Test of the year to date.
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Henry wary of SA loose forwards

South Africa captain Victor Matfield recognises the daunting test facing him when he leads the side against New Zealand in the Philips Tri-Nations in Durban on Saturday.
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All Blacks fitness sets up win

An outstanding last 15 minutes carried the All Blacks to a 26-21 victory over South Africa in the Philips Tri Nations Test at Durban.
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Springboks search for chink in the armour

Springboks coaching staff believe they may have found a way to overcome the world's top side heading into this weekend's Philips Tri Nations clash with the All Blacks.
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All Blacks can improve 40 percent - Henry

All Blacks coach Graham Henry was delighted with his side's 26-21 thrilling come-from-behind over South Africa in their Philips Tri Nations match in Durban but said the side could improve 40 percent on its effort.
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