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12.July.2008

New Zealand v SA

Dunedin

7:35 PM

28-30

All Blacks nit-pick in readiness for Bok backlash

The All Blacks arrived in Dunedin last night seeking as many negatives as possible from Saturday's Philips Tri Nations victory over the Springboks.
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SA prickly over Thorn ban

South Africa is unhappy with the one-match ban handed to Brad Thorn for his tackle on Springboks skipper John Smit.
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All Blacks announce team to play South Africa

All Blacks coach Graham Henry and his assistant coaches Wayne Smith and Steve Hansen have announced the team to play South Africa in Dunedin on Saturday July 12 at Carisbrook:
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Scrum altered then defended by All Blacks

The humble scrum was a focal point for multiple reasons as the All Blacks made two tweaks to their engine room for the second Philips Tri Nations Test against South Africa on Saturday.
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Henry brushes off scrum dispute

All Blacks coach Graham Henry is refusing to get into a war of words with South Africa counterpart Peter de Villiers after the latter accused the home side of cheating in the scrums.
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Nonu's actions louder than words

Second five-eighths Ma'a Nonu is a man of few words but his actions have been doing all the talking in Test rugby so far this year as his career moves to a new level.
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Afoa seeking full-time role

Prop John Afoa's call-up to action for the All Blacks against the Springboks in Dunedin at the weekend came a little sooner than he anticipated, but that hasn't lessened his desire to seize another chance to make the tighthead role his own.
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Kaino expects hurt Boks to step it up this weekend

The rising Auckland loosie described how his team took control of the brutal first Philips Tri Nations Test through the first half.
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Historic southern Test packs 'em in

Team colours and streamers festoon shop windows. Taxi drivers are debating what the score will be.
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Smith calls for All Blacks brain to match brawn

The All Blacks want to add more smarts to their performance, confident they can again match the Springboks for muscle in the second Philips Tri Nations Test tomorrow.
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