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Event Details

06.November.2005

New Zealand v Wales

Cardiff

5:00 AM

41-3

Wales rates chances against All Blacks

Welsh lock Brent Cockbain believes Wales can succeed where the Lions failed by beating New Zealand this year when the two meet in the first All Blacks Grand Slam appointment.
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Masoe, Tialata to debut against Wales

The All Blacks will boldly open their tour to the UK and Ireland on Sunday (NZT) with two new caps Chris Masoe and Neemia Tialata, while another waits on the bench in Angus Macdonald.
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Only six of 12 Lions make Wales line-up

Wales coach Mike Ruddock has named just six of his 12 Lions tourists in the team to face the All Blacks on Sunday (NZ time) after Dwayne Peel and Martyn Williams were confirmed non-starters today.
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New All Blacks get a taste of the Lions Den

Forget the lions' den -- All Blacks rugby debutantes Chris Masoe and Neemia Tialata will endure a "cacophony of craziness" at Millennium Stadium, warns senior statesman Anton Oliver.
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Confident Carter slips back into the fray

Don't think for a second that Daniel Carter is satisfied with a year which saw him elevated, by some, to the post of world's best first five-eighth.
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Angus Macdonald

Dear Diary, when I woke up at about 7.30am I wasn’t too nervous – more excited about what was to happen today and the prospect of getting my first Test jersey.
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Angus Macdonald

I remember at one stage I was parked up inside DC (Dan Carter) and I heard him call a move where the ball ends up quite wide so I sprinted out there.
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Gloves will be off for Masoe in Test debut

Giving up boxing and McDonald's have been two of Chris Masoe's key career moves as he braces for an electric Test debut against Wales in Cardiff on Sunday morning (NZ time).
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Umaga feeling great in lead up to Wales Test

The wait seems like years for Umaga, who rested after holding aloft the Philips Tri Nations trophy at Eden Park on September 4 and has only played one match since -- Wellington's Air New Zealand NPC loss to Auckland last month.
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All Blacks Salute Originals at Millennium

The All Blacks and Wales will acknowledge the 1905 Test in tomorrow's pre-match ceremonies when the New Zealand anthem will be followed by the haka and then the Welsh anthem.
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