Event Details


New Zealand v SA

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

7:35 PM


New ELV laws to be used in Philips Tri Nations

SANZAR has underlined its commitment to the Experimental Law Variations (ELVs) process by agreeing on special Tri Nations ELVs to showcase the best of rugby's new laws.
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Matfield disappointed McCaw out

South Africa lock Victor Matfield is disappointed he will not be locking horns with New Zealand captain Richie McCaw but does not expect the challenge of beating the All Blacks to be any less because of his absence.
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Adapting to rules no concern to De Villiers

The wet and chilly conditions are worrying Springboks coach Peter de Villiers more than his captain John Smit's late arrival for the opening Philips Tri Nations Test against New Zealand in Wellington on Saturday.
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All Blacks announce team to play South Africa

All Blacks coach Graham Henry says the Philips Tri Nations opener will be critical to the series: "South Africa has a very strong team right now and we have a huge challenge in front of us.
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This Test will be one of the toughest - Henry

All Blacks coach Graham Henry thinks this weekend's Test against South Africa is the toughest challenge of his five years in charge.
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Boks name team to play All Blacks

World Cup heroes, fullback Percy Montgomery and utility Francois Steyn, have been left out of the starting line-up for this weekend's Philips Tri Nations clash.
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Philips Tri Nations Preview: New Zealand v South Africa

Reality time hits home to the rugby season with the fascinating opener to the Philips Tri Nations when the All Blacks defend their proud home record against South Africa at Wellington's Westpac Stadium on Saturday.
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First true Test leaves De Villiers a nervous wreck

New coach Peter de Villiers' state of mind is a vast contrast from his senior Springboks players as they prepare for their first defining Test since winning the World Cup.
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All Blacks enter the 'unknown'

Losses of captain Richie McCaw and experienced players overseas have resulted in the All Blacks going into the Philips Tri Series opener against South Africa in Wellington in an unknown phase.
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Boks coach faces his biggest test

Springboks coach Peter de Villiers admits to a level of nervousness ahead of the biggest Test of his short international coaching career against the All Blacks at Wellington's Westpac Stadium on Saturday.
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