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22.July.2006

New Zealand v South Africa

Wellington

7:35 PM

35-17

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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Preview: All Blacks v South Africa

Enduring respect for the Springbok legacy should ensure the All Blacks are well clear of any hint of complacency when the sides meet in the first of three matches in this year's Philips Tri Nations, at Wellington, on Saturday night.
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All Blacks expect to play James

The All Blacks are fully expecting to see the Springboks call-up Butch James at first five-eighths when the teams line up at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday for their first of three Philips Tri Nations matches this year.
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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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All Blacks expect Springboks to run it

Depending on the conditions, All Blacks back coach Wayne Smith will not be surprised if the Springboks decide to run their way back into top level rugby in Saturday night's Philips Tri Nations Test in Wellington.
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Boks fight better when wounded

Coach Jake White wishes it didn't come to this but South Africa's infamous laager mentality provides their best hope of salvation in the Philips Tri Nations Test against the All Blacks tomorrow night.
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Carter didn't look back

All Blacks sensation Daniel Carter was entitled to wonder what had struck him when the first time he touched the ball in Saturday's Test against South Africa it resulted in a try for the opposition - 17 seconds into the game at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.
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