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30.June.2007

Australia v New Zealand

Melbourne

10:00 PM

20-15

Dunning ready for Hayman duel

Wallabies prop Matt Dunning is relishing the prospect of his personal clash with All Blacks tighthead Carl Hayman ahead of next week's Philips Tri-Nations battle in Melbourne.
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Tuqiri relaxed before All Blacks' challenge

Winger Lote Tuqiri has denied the pressure is on Australia to win their Philips Tri Nations Test against New Zealand after the All Blacks defeated South Africa this weekend.
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All Blacks arrive in Australia

The All Blacks arrived in chilly Melbourne last night with the Wallabies making confident noises about a Philips Tri Nations upset on Saturday night.
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Smith still wary of Springbok skill

All Blacks backs coach Wayne Smith is not buying into the suggestion that a reduced Springboks side will be any less competitive in Philips Tri Nations matches against Australia and New Zealand.
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Larkham believes All Blacks have weaknesses

Wallabies first five-eighths Stephen Larkham believes the current New Zealand team does have weaknesses and he will attempt to expose them in the Bledisloe Cup clash against the All Blacks on Saturday night.
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Wallabies to target McAlister

Australia has noted with interest that the All Blacks have named Luke McAlister in the unfamiliar position of centre for Saturday's Bledisloe Cup Test in Melbourne.
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Only one change to Wallabies line-up

Brumbies wing Adam Ashley-Cooper is the only change to the Wallabies side to face the All Blacks in the Philips Tri Nations Test in Melbourne on Saturday.
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MacDonald out, McAlister moves to 13

There has been another backline reshuffle with fullback Leon MacDonald being forced out of the team due to a groin injury suffered late yesterday.
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Aussies are confident of win

The Wallabies' new-found confidence is mirrored by their star winger Lote Tuqiri, who says he's got over the anger of being 'rested' from Test rugby this month.
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All Blacks silenced by resurgent Wallabies

New Zealand paid dearly for the loss of prop Carl Hayman in the middle stages of the second half of a torrid Bledisloe Cup/Philips Tri Nations contest against Australia in Melbourne and suffered its first defeat of the season 20-15.
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