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09.November.2008

New Zealand v Scotland

Edinburgh

6:15 AM

32-6

Scottish halfback worries lift

Scotland's halfback problems have eased ahead of its first autumn Test against New Zealand after Rory Lawson took part in a full training session on Monday.
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Mealamu envious of Scottish rival

New Zealand hooker Keven Mealamu admits he was jealous after discovering legendary All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick had agreed to mentor Scotland's Ross Ford.
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All Blacks team named to face Scotland - 12 changes

All Blacks hooker Keven Mealamu will captain the All Blacks for the first time while three players will make their Test debuts, with All Blacks coach Graham Henry and his assistant coaches Wayne Smith and Steve Hansen today naming their team to play Scotland at Murrayfield, Edinburgh, on Saturday November 8.
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Scotland eyes history

Scotland coach Frank Hadden has urged his team to build on its performance in Argentina by making history against the All Blacks.
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Plenty to play for against Scotland

Henry bristled at suggestions the All Blacks might be vulnerable against a Scottish side who must beat either the All Blacks or South Africa next weekend to improve their ranking before the pool allocation for the 2011 World Cup is made on December 1.
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Brewer voices concern over loose trio

Scotland forward coach, Mike Brewer has raised one concern about New Zealand's decision to use a virtually untried loose trio in Saturday's Grand Slam opener.
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Experimental All Blacks still a danger says Scottish skipper

Reserve halfback Mike Blair endured the last hour of the 2005 All Blacks' march to a Grand Slam in the slush at Murrayfield, a dour struggle that ended with Tana Umaga being chaired off the pitch.
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Donald relishes second chance at 10

After the euphoria of Brisbane, where the Waikato playmaker came on to help the All Blacks overcome a 10-point deficit in the Philips Tri Nations decider, his first start in a Test match fell a little flat.
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Rewired Rokocoko ready to ignite

Joe Rokocoko may be one of the most experienced All Blacks selected to play Scotland on Saturday but in many ways he feels like the three new caps chosen to start their Test careers at Murrayfield.
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Scotland wants to be taken seriously

Nathan Hines has urged the Scotland team to prove against the All Blacks on Saturday that it is worthy of being taken seriously by the top teams in world rugby.
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