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19.August.2006

New Zealand v Australia

Auckland

5:30 PM

34-27

Sivivatu replaces Hamilton, Evans covering for McAlister

Winger Sitiveni Sivivatu has joined the All Blacks 30-man squad for the second half of the Philips Tri Nations.
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Expect running rugby - Wallabies

The Wallabies have vowed a tactical change from their Sydney kick-fest for the Philips Tri Nations Test against the All Blacks on Saturday as coach John Connolly prepares to wield the axe to his forward pack.
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All Blacks call on veteran Brooke as lineout mentor

All Blacks coach Graham Henry has called in veteran Robin Brooke to help with his team's lineout issues.
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All Blacks Test at Eden Park sold out

Tickets to the All Blacks final Philips Tri Nations Bledisloe Cup home Test of 2006 are sold out.
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Intimidator Collins seriously vows not to pull the other one

Australian players rate him as their scariest adversary but as Jerry Collins dryly noted they don't mind him buying the drinks after hostilities end.
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Moment's silence at All Blacks Test for Maori Queen

A moment's silence will be observed at the All Blacks Test in Auckland this Saturday in honour of the Maori Queen, Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu, who passed away on Tuesday.
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Eden Park takes on new meaning

Next week's All Blacks-Australia Test at Eden Park has received renewed emphasis with the Wallabies needing to win the game to keep alive their hopes of winning the Philips Tri Nations for 2006.
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Brooke's insight should help - Hore

Robin Brooke's fleeting involvement with the All Blacks has officially ended with reserve hooker Andrew Hore confident the veteran lock's insight will help solve New Zealand rugby's achilles heel, the lineout.
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Connolly makes three changes to starting lineup

Wallabies Coach John Connolly has made three changes to his starting lineup for Saturday's must-win Philips Tri Nations clash with New Zealand at Eden Park.
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Nothing but praise for 'Ice'

All Black selectors have placed their faith in the talents of up-and-coming star Isaia Toeava for this Saturday's crucial Philips Tri-Nations Test against the Wallabies at Eden Park.
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