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25.June.2006

New Zealand v Argentina

Buenos Aires

11:40 AM

25-19

Collins wary of more first-up jitters

The All Blacks are concerned the same first game jitters that affected them against Ireland last weekend will creep into the one-off Test against Argentina next week.
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Collins under no illusions

New All Blacks captain Jerry Collins is under no illusions about the job ahead of him as his team takes on a confident Argentine side, fresh off the back of an historic series win over Wales.
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Side confirmed for Pumas Test

The All Blacks have confirmed their starting XV to play Argentina in Buenos Aires on Sunday (NZ time) as unchanged from that originally named three weeks ago.
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Carter set for his season opener

As the All Blacks most potent force, first five-eighths Dan Carter has been one of the most notable absences during the Irish campaign.
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Speedy Puma declared fit

Argentinean winger Federico Martin Aramburu has been declared fit and is set to take his place in the starting side for Sunday morning's clash against the All Blacks.
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Selectors learned plenty - Hansen

Disjointed as New Zealand's two Tests with Ireland may have been, they have still been useful for the All Blacks selectors as they consider their options for the Tri Nations.
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Discipline vital in Buenos Aires

All Blacks backs coach Steve Hansen is expecting a tough test of New Zealand's discipline in Sunday's Test against Argentina.
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Sideline mentoring role for McCaw

Richie McCaw will be a confined to an off-field leadership role for the remainder of the All Blacks' whistle-stop rugby tour of Argentina after he was confirmed today as one of four absentees from the Test side to play the Pumas on Sunday morning.
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MacDonald likes what he sees in new-look backs

Leon MacDonald is talking up the new-look All Blacks back division, primarily because two of the most recent additions snugly fit the stereotype of rugby's strong, silent type.
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Pumas team to play All Blacks named

Argentine coach Marcello Loffreda today confirmed his Pumas team to play the All Blacks in the one-off Test at Velez Sarsfield Stadium on Saturday (11.30pmSunNZT).
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