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09.June.2012

All Blacks v Ireland

Auckland

7:35 PM

42-10

Is Irish Euro dominance pointing to historic All Blacks scalp?

The final round robin of the 2011/2012 Heineken Cup is still not quite complete, but already Munster and Leinster have qualified as the number one and two ranked teams in Europe.
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McCaw happy with injury progress

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is confident with his developing form since coming back from foot surgery after the Rugby World Cup.
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Ireland assistant expects 'fantastic' Test

Coming up against the All Blacks in World Cup champions' mode was not a daunting prospect for Ireland, according to assistant coach Les Kiss.
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New All Blacks ready to step up

Scotland's surprise win over Australia carried plenty of warnings for New Zealand as they prepare to meet Ireland's challenge in the Steinlager Test at Eden Park on Saturday night.
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Savea ready for step up to Test rugby

Part of the on-going All Blacks legacy is the opportunity young players have to learn from watching top-class performers in their positions and new wing sensation Julian Savea is no exception.
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O'Driscoll delighted to be back in green

Having been out of the Six Nations, Brian O'Driscoll said he was 'hugely excited' about pulling Ireland's jersey back on for the first game of a three-Test Steinlager Series against the All Blacks starting in Auckland on Saturday.
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Dan Carter delighted to be back at helm

Missing the excitement of the last stages of New Zealand's Rugby World Cup success still strikes a nerve with All Blacks ace Dan Carter and there is a sense of unfinished business as he heads into a new international programme.
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Preview: New Zealand v Ireland

New Zealand have an unbeaten sequence of 27 Tests at Eden Park and for that to be halted Ireland need to defy history and record their first win over New Zealand in Saturday's Steinlager Series opener.
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New era of All Blacks start strongly

New Zealand celebrated their world champion status by demonstrating they are moving into a new phase of their game in beating Ireland 42-10 in the Steinlager Series opener at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.
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Debutants impressed Read in Test lead-up

Rugged All Blacks No.8 Kieran Read was not surprised at the way New Zealand's three Test debutants fared in Saturday's 42-10 Steinlager Series win over Ireland at Eden Park.
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