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23.August.2014

New Zealand v Australia

Eden Park, Auckland

7:35 PM

51-20

Messam refreshed and ready for action

Returning blindside flanker Liam Messam felt for the man he replaced, the injured Jerome Kaino, for Saturday's second Bledisloe Cup/Investec Rugby Championship Test against Australia in Auckland.
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Hard men quietly determined

Never one to be effusive in the grand manner of front row props, All Blacks tighthead prop Owen Franks oozed quiet determination when contemplating the return Bledisloe Cup/Investec Rugby Championship Test with Australia in Auckland on Saturday.
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Possession and decision-making vital for All Blacks

Holding onto the ball and making the right choices would be crucial to the All Blacks retaining the Bledisloe Cup in the second Investec Rugby Championship Test against Australia at Eden Park on Saturday.
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Retallick, McCaw head the All Black myth busters

It's official on two counts - the competitive fires still burn within All Blacks ace captain and double try scorer Richie McCaw and the much-touted Australian forward recovery is an illusion.
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Australia were warned but didn't respond

Australia expected an intensive start by the All Blacks to Saturday's Test but they didn't respond to it, coach Ewen McKenzie said in Auckland after the game.
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Cruden ticked his boxes in Bledisloe triumph

All Blacks first five-eighths Aaron Cruden wasn't sure if his effort against Australia in Auckland was his best Test performance, but he did feel he had achieved his goal of wanting to play well.
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All Blacks will keep feet on ground - Retallick

Australia might have been blown off Eden Park in a 51-20 crushing but one of the hometown stars lock Brodie Retallick said the All Blacks would be keeping their feet on the ground.
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