Event Details


New Zealand v South Africa


7:35 PM


MacDonald out of Saturday's Test

Both the All Blacks and the Springboks have been hit by injuries in the lead-up to Saturday's Philips Tri Nations Test in Christchurch.
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White has no regrets about selection

Beleaguered South African coach Jake White has no regrets about his decision to rest top players, although there is the potential for the plan to backfire against the All Blacks in Christchurch in Saturday's Philips Tri Nations Test.
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Carter to take control

Daniel Carter has vowed to take command of the All Blacks' game in Saturday's Philips Tri Nations Test against South Africa.
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Weepu welcomes start

All Blacks halfback Piri Weepu finds himself with a rare starting chance to stake his World Cup place as the New Zealanders look to finish the Philips Tri Nations with an emphatic statement.
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White hits out at 'B side' critics

Springboks coach Jake White hit back at comments that his side for Saturday's Philips Tri Nations Test with the All Blacks in Christchurch was a 'C' side.
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Preview: New Zealand v South Africa

Springboks coach Jake White laments the fact that rugby fans look upon Bledisloe Cup matches as more of a contest for the All Blacks than the Philips Tri Nations games with South Africa.
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Regeneration strengthens All Blacks

Disappointing as the prospect of losing second five-eighths Luke McAlister, and other players, to northern hemisphere clubs was, All Blacks backs coach Wayne Smith said it also led to a regeneration of the All Blacks ethos.
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All Blacks look to raise performance

Weaker than usual as South Africa might be for Saturday's Tri Nations Test, that is not a factor in the All Blacks' minds in their preparations in Christchurch.
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Passes are starting to stick say All Blacks

A week of bone-rattling practice under their belts, the All Blacks are confident a bout of the dropsies will end with the Philips Tri Nations Test against South Africa on Saturday night.
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Henry has twin wishes for refs

All Blacks coach Graham Henry has made a double plea to Test rugby referees -- to ignore "gamesmanship" and to crack down on players being taken out off the ball behind play.
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