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29.July.2006

Australia v New Zealand

Brisbane

10:00 PM

9-13

Vickerman cleared of serious injury

Scans have cleared Wallabies lock Dan Vickerman of any serious injury from Saturday's win over South Africa and he is now considered a strong possibility to play in Saturday week's Philips Tri-Nations Test against New Zealand in Brisbane.
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All Blacks seek improvement for Wallabies showdown

None too pleased at a patchy dismissal of the Springboks, the injury-laden All Blacks flew to Brisbane today knowing their Philips Tri Nations destiny is probably just a week away.
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Carter welcomes extra space

Daniel Carter has delivered a sobering message to Australia ahead of this weekend's crucial Philips Tri Nations clash -- he's relishing the extra room the Wallabies always grant them.
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Giteau to counter Carter

Australia is confident that it possesses the player in Matt Giteau to contain the All Blacks' play-making maestro Daniel Carter when the teams play the second of their three Bledisloe Cup-Philips Tri Nations matches in Brisbane on Saturday.
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Blake could bolster Aussie scrum

Queensland Reds prop Rodney Blake is pushing for a recall to the Wallabies squad for Saturday's Tri-Nations rugby match against the All Blacks in Brisbane after a strong performance for Australia A on the weekend.
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Larkham in All Black sights

All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith has singled out Wallabies five-eighths Stephen Larkham (first)and Matt Giteau (second)) as the men to stop if New Zealand wants to beat Australia on Saturday night in Brisbane and retain the Bledisloe Cup.
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All Blacks warned - beware 'Fortress Wallaby'

The All Blacks welcomed the Brisbane sun on their backs today but have been given the chilly warning they are entering what is fast becoming one of the toughest venues in world rugby on Saturday.
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Preview: All Blacks v Australia

As another Bledisloe Cup-Philips Tri Nations thriller looms against Australia, it is the ability of the home front row in Brisbane that could once again determine the outcome of this match.
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Lote lines up All Blacks backline

Damaged pride from a "slow death" in Christchurch and the feelgood factor from a South African tryfest have the Wallabies backline offering a sting in their tail against the All Blacks on Saturday.
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Australia 'not far away' - Connolly

Wallabies coach John Connolly was able to take some positives from 13-9 loss to New Zealand in the Philips Test match on Saturday night in Brisbane with Australia going very close to beating an All Blacks outfit that hasn't lost a Test match in over a year.
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