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17.June.2006

New Zealand v Ireland

Auckland

7:35 PM

27-17

All Blacks announce team to play Ireland in second Test

All Blacks coach Graham Henry and his assistant coaches Wayne Smith and Steve Hansen and fellow selector, Sir Brian Lochore, have announced the following team to play Ireland on Saturday, 17 June at Eden Park:
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Irish name unchanged team

Ireland will take an unchanged team into Saturday's second Test against the All Blacks at Eden Park.
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Kaino gets a start

Jerome Kaino has had his dream come true when named in a starting position with the All Blacks for the second Test against Ireland at Eden Park.
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Irish need discipline and accuracy

Improved discipline will be one key demand that coach Eddie O'Sullivan will insist on from his Ireland team before the second Test against the All Blacks, at Eden Park on Saturday.
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Time to up the aggression says McCaw

The All Blacks have spent the week tweaking but captain Richie McCaw says good old fashioned aggression is the best route for a more convincing Test performance against Ireland tomorrow night.
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Irish out to stop All Blacks improving too much

Ireland are keen to stop the All Blacks improving too much on their rusty Hamilton victory when they meet in the second Test in Auckland on Saturday.
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Tough build-up best - Kelleher

All Blacks halfback Byron Kelleher believes playing tough opposition before the annual Tri Nations is the best way to prepare for what is arguably the toughest series in world rugby.
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Breakdown again a key area

Ireland is confident in how it handled the breakdown area in the first Test, but the King of the breakdown contest, All Blacks captain Richie McCaw was less than happy and changes are afoot in that area for the second Test.
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All Blacks confident, not arrogant

Irish skipper Brian O'Driscoll has cast aside opinion that the All Blacks have demonstrated a lack of respect for his side throughout the two-match Test series.
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Ireland worthy of respect

Heading into the second and final Test against Ireland in Auckland this weekend, All Blacks head coach Graham Henry believes his side will have to work hard to silence its critics after a less than convincing performance in the series opener.
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