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22.July.2006

New Zealand v South Africa

Wellington

7:35 PM

35-17

Springboks seek quick turnaround

South Africa heads for Wellington and next Saturday's Philips Tri Nations Test with the All Blacks needing a massive boost of determination after its record loss to Australia in Brisbane.
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White clutching at straws

Springbok coach Jake White has used England's World Cup-winning achievement in 2003 as an example of the recovery his side can make after its record 0-49 Philips Tri Nations loss to Australia on Saturday.
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Boks can't be that bad again: Henry

All Blacks coach Graham Henry is convinced South Africa can't be as inept two weeks in a row as he prepares his side to face the Springboks in Wellington this weekend.
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Ndungane could miss Test

New Springbok wing Akona Ndungane could miss Saturday's Philips Tri Nations Test against the All Blacks due to a shoulder injury.
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Springboks make five changes

The Springboks have made five changes to their team for the Philips Tri Nations Test against the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday.
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Butch is back but Springboks are not panicking

Five changes, including a surprise recall for firebrand first five-eighth Butch James, are not the actions of a panicking team, South African coach Jake White insists.
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Thorne thrives in black

Everyone has been saying that former All Blacks captain Reuben Thorne has been playing some of the best rugby of his career in recent years and he certainly thrived in his Test comeback against South Africa in Wellington on Saturday.
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Player Diary: Leon MacDonald

When you’ve got four kids at home it’s pretty hard to get a sleep in so I had a huge sleep this morning until about 8:30am.
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All Blacks wary of Bok urgency

South Africa's ability to disrupt New Zealand's set-piece ball will be the key element in turning around its performance at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday if it is to improve on the 0-49 drilling it suffered at Australia's hands in Brisbane.
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Montgomery closes in on record

Springbok fullback Percy Montgomery's longevity in rugby will see him become South Africa's second most-capped player in Saturday's Philips Tri Nations Test against the All Blacks.
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