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08.July.2006

New Zealand v Australia

Christchurch

7:35 PM

32-12

Irish talk up Australia's chances

Ireland's captain Brian O'Driscoll and coach Eddie O'Sullivan have given the Wallabies a shot in the arm on the eve of the Philips Tri Nations.
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Special meeting for All Blacks

The All Blacks will assemble for a special meeting in Wellington on Thursday in order to lay foundations for the forthcoming Philips Tri Nations series.
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Wallabies warned by former captain

If the Wallabies were in danger of getting carried away with all their positive publicity heading into the Tri Nations, former captain Rod McCall has brought them back to reality.
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Rogers injury not as bad as feared

An injury suffered by Australian second five-eighths Mat Rogers during the weekend Test against Ireland is not as bad as feared and he is likely to play against the All Blacks in the opening Philips Tri Nations Test in Christchurch next week.
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Wallabies lose lock

Waratahs lock Alex Kanaar will undergo surgery on his left ankle and is expected to miss at least four months of action, including the upcoming Philips Tri-Nations series.
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Giteau likely to face All Blacks

Wallabies star Matt Giteau has been cleared of a thumb fracture after he left the field mid-way through a club match for Canberra side Queanbeyan.
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High standard a worthy goal

Having set the trend for the demanding New Zealand rugby public with a high quality of play rarely seen in recent years, the All Blacks are aware of the public's impatience for more of the same.
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Loose forward injuries hit Wallabies

Injuries continue to plague Australia as it moves into the final phase of its preparation for the opening game of the Philips Tri Nations against the All Blacks in Christchurch on Saturday night.
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Depth could cause All Blacks problems, says Connolly

Wallabies backs coach Scott Johnson believes the All Blacks' impressive depth could also prove their undoing in the Philips Tri Nations competition.
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Giteau's delight equals Nonu's pain

Second five-eighths Matt Giteau got through training with the Wallabies in Coffs Harbour on Monday without problems to his thumb and is expected to be available for the squad to meet the All Blacks in the Philips Tri Nations opener in Christchurch on Saturday.
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