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16.August.2014

Australia v New Zealand

Sydney

10:05 PM

12-12

Smith positive about rugby future

All Blacks centre Conrad Smith said he considered signing for another year with New Zealand Rugby was pretty much a formality.
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All Blacks wary of improved Australia

An improved Australia looms large in All Blacks thoughts ahead of the first Investec Rugby Championship/Bledisloe Cup match in Sydney in just over a fortnight.
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Hansen: Australia have always been a threat

Improved Australian play in the Investec Super Rugby season had not changed the legitimacy of the Wallabies threat to the All Blacks.
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Cane says All Blacks respect Australian challenge

New Zealand's All Blacks have acknowledged there is some history on the line in the first Bledisloe Cup/Investec Rugby Championship game against Australia on Saturday, but they know they mustn't let that over-ride their usual preparation.
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New Zealand's desire high to retain Bledisloe Cup

Australia will be fuelled by the desire to regain the Bledisloe Cup in the opening two Investec Rugby Championship Tests over the next fortnight, but New Zealand were just as determined to keep it.
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Tough decisions, but great resources, Foster

Having quality players available in the back three for the All Blacks meant the selectors were in the happy position of not making any wrong selections because all the players were capable of top performances.
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Defensive approach vital for All Blacks

Concentration on defence has been high on the All Blacks' order of priorities as they build toward Saturday's opening Investec Rugby Championship game against Australia in Sydney.
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Australia next step in Jerome Kaino's Test return

All Blacks flanker Jerome Kaino is aware that Australia will represent a different measure of his return to Test rugby than what he found during the June series against England.
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Ben Smith takes chances at fullback

Ben Smith was the last person getting carried away to his elevation to first choice fullback for the All Blacks for the opening Bledisloe Cup/Investec Rugby Championship Test with Australia in Sydney on Saturday.
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Richie's still got it - Hansen

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw still had plenty to offer New Zealand rugby his coach Steve Hansen said in Auckland on Thursday.
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