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07.June.2008

All Blacks v Ireland

Wellington

7:35 PM

21-11

Incomplete Ireland arrives

Ireland has touched down for its New Zealand tour minus captain Brian O'Driscoll, halfback Eoin Reddan and fullback Geordan Murphy.
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Ireland name team to face All Blacks

Ireland have named eight players from European champion club Munster in their team to face the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday.
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All Blacks team to play Ireland named

All Blacks coach Graham Henry and his assistant coaches Wayne Smith and Steve Hansen have announced the team to play Ireland in Wellington on Saturday June 7 at Westpac Stadium:
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Iveco Series Preview: All Blacks v Ireland

Expectation of the All Blacks slipping into early form and anticipation of a bold Ireland challenge to claim an All Blacks scalp lend a sharp edge to the Iveco Series opener in Wellington on Saturday.
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All Blacks looking for a good start

A tradition of scratchy starts to the Test rugby season has been largely consigned to the dustbin by the modern All Blacks, something they hope continues against Ireland here on Saturday.
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Muliaina moves from centre stage

It's been said before but the number of centres named in this year's squad and comments from backs coach Wayne Smith suggest Muliaina may now be considered at fullback only.
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Irish Iveco Series Test too tight to call

Test experience, form and combinations all favour the Irish, who will hope a little Munster magic can be worked when the packs collide at Westpac Stadium.
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A little Irish luck please, says O'Driscoll

The luck of the Irish rugby side has deserted them in recent times, says captain Brian O'Driscoll, who hopes it returns in time to catch an All Blacks side in transition off guard tomorrow.
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Carter and forwards superb in season opener

Ace first five-eighths Dan Carter was given only one chance but his break 16 minutes from fulltime made Ireland suffer as he set up a match-winning try for second five-eighths Ma'a Nonu in the 21-11 victory achieved in miserable conditions at Westpac Stadium in Wellington
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'Major achievement', says Henry

The All Blacks' forwards effort to contain a much more experienced Irish pack was rated a 'major achievement' by coach Graham Henry after New Zealand's win at Wellington's wind and rain swept Westpac Stadium.
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