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26.June.2010

All Blacks v Wales

Hamilton

7:35 PM

29-10

Wales confident before two test series with All Blacks

Many felt that the 2005 and 2008 Grand Slam champions flattered to deceive in the just completed Six Nations, with a 33-10 victory over Italy nothing more than paper-mache over some inconsistent performances during the tournament.
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Gatland - Believe we can beat the All Blacks or stay home

Welsh coach Warren Gatland has delivered a stunning ultimatum to his players saying that if they don't believe they can be part of a maiden Welsh victory in New Zealand, that they shouldn't bother hopping on the plane.
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Mealamu: Tri Nations will be tougher

Keven Mealamu is under no illusions that the Investec Tri Nations series will present far greater challenges for New Zealand than it has encountered against either Ireland or Wales so far this month.
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Rene Ranger called into All Blacks squad

Blues and Northland centre / wing Rene Ranger has been called into the All Blacks squad as injury cover ahead of the second Test against Wales in Hamilton this weekend.
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Cruden more than ready - Henry

After announcing seven new faces to start the second Test against Wales, it was All Blacks coach Graham Henry's comments about a possible eighth change that raised eyebrows today.
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Gatland craves a little home town respect

They're taking the complete opposite approach to South Africa for a rugby test in Hamilton but Wales coach Warren Gatland will dream of achieving the same result against the All Blacks at Waikato Stadium on Saturday.
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Wales faces battle with history

What do Maurice Richards, Keith Jarrett and Jonathan Davies have in common?
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McAlister called into All Blacks squad

Luke McAlister has joined the All Blacks squad in Hamilton as cover for injury-troubled first five-eighth Dan Carter.
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Evans: Wales lacks mental edge

Ieuan Evans says Wales must become stronger physically and mentally if it is going to close the gap on the southern hemisphere heavyweights in time for next year's World Cup in New Zealand.
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All Blacks win dour contest

To the All Blacks the 29-10 win, but to Wales the satisfaction at having reduced the losing margin, and scoring their first try against New Zealand in five years, in a frustrating match for the home team in the second Steinlager Series Test at Hamilton's Waikato Stadium on Saturday night.
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