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27.August.2005

New Zealand v South Africa

Dunedin

7:35 PM

31-27

Springboks took out runners says Smith

The All Blacks have accused South Africa of bending rugby's law book to bolster their impregnable defensive screen - and it has nothing to do with the offside line.
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Barry adds steel to Boks defence

In the only change to the South African 15 who have tackled their way to their last two Philips Tri Nations wins, defensive brute De Wet Barry has been introduced to the midfield for Saturday's Test against the All Blacks here.
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MacDonald ready for switch

All Blacks everywhere-man Leon MacDonald is far more relaxed about playing first five-eighths against the Springboks than his ultimately doomed World Cup experience at centre.
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Luke McAlister

Dear Diary, I slept pretty well last night and with all the travel and training we do it’s important to be comfortable and feel at home in your room and my roommate, Rangi (Leon MacDonald), is a good person to share with.
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Luke McAlister

We have ‘Big J’ – Jonah Lomu running water at the moment and that’s just awesome.
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Travel bug no longer issue for Boks

Both sides agree the Springboks lost their overseas rugby jitters last weekend, robbing the All Blacks of a potential edge in the showdown between the world's leading teams tonight in Dunedin.
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Collins suspended for two weeks

After being cited for punching in last night's 31-27 Philips Tri Nations victory over South Africa, All Blacks flanker Jerry Collins was today handed down a two-week suspension.
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Howlett joins All Blacks in Dunedin

Auckland wing Doug Howlett has joined the All Blacks in Dunedin as the team prepares to play South Africa on Saturday night.
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All Blacks hold on at Carisbrook

The All Blacks pumped new life into their Philips Tri Nations campaign with a heart-stopping 31-27 victory over South Africa at Carisbrook tonight.
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All Blacks hold on at Carisbrook

The 64th minute and disaster for the home team: a loose pass from All Blacks no 6 Jerry Collins was poached by that man Januarie.
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