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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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Farr-Jones says Wallabies should ruffle feathers

Australia legend Nick Farr-Jones has called for the Wallabies to ruffle a few New Zealand feathers when the teams clash in Melbourne on June 30.
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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 brace for Wallabies.

An even greater challenge awaits the All Blacks this week after their torrid Philips Tri Nations victory over the Springboks, coach Graham Henry says.
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Travel schedule won't be a problem: Gregan

Wallabies halfback George Gregan does not believe the All Blacks' punishing travel schedule gives Australia any advantage ahead of Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup match at the MCG.
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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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Re-born Dunning to let actions do the talking

Likeable larrikin Matt Dunning has been rubbing his eyes and shaking his head a lot lately.
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We lacked mental strength - Henry

Wallabies' taunts that the All Blacks lacked mental strength in the Philips Tri Nations boilover at Melbourne last month may not have been so wide of the mark according to Graham Henry.
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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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Chris Jack reports ready for action

All Blacks lock Chris Jack is back in the rugby action looking forward to the Australian challenge in the Philips Tri Nations Test in Melbourne on Saturday but delighted to have been able to share in the birth of his first child, a daughter Sophia.

Jack, who missed the South Africa Test due to the birth, said it had been a 'very special time of my life'.

Having helped his wife Kym settle back at home afterwards it was satisfying to be part of it all, and then to catch up with the New Zealand team in Melbourne.

"I've been pretty excited about coming back with the boys.
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