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27.August.2006

South Africa v New Zealand

Pretoria

1:00 AM

26-45

Wallabies went too far on McCaw - White

Springboks coach Jake White says the Wallabies went over the top on All Blacks captain Richie McCaw on Saturday but adds it's inevitable the star flanker is now a target.
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Weepu back to mix it with Springboks

Piri Weepu reckons he was born to play rugby against South Africa's man mountains.
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Smith in doubt for 'Boks

Springboks loose forward Juan Smith is in doubt for this weekend's Philips Tri-Nations clash with the All Blacks in Pretoria after sustaining a leg injury during practice on Wednesday.
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Mountain to climb at altitude

It's the one obstacle the All Blacks have been unable to budge as they build towards next year's Rugby World Cup - beating South Africa in South Africa.
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Preview: New Zealand v South Africa

Altitude, travel and the Springboks at home for the first time in the Philips Tri Nations make Sunday's Test another intriguing contest for the All Blacks in Pretoria.
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All Blacks keen to make history

With the Philips Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup contests safely behind them, the All Blacks are looking at their two-Test tour of South Africa as a chance to secure New Zealand's second series win against their long-time rivals.
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All Blacks make 12 changes

Strategic thinking is behind the wholesale selection changes by the All Blacks selectors for Saturday's first Philips Tri Nations Test against South Africa in Pretoria.
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Task doesn't get much bigger for Rawlinson

As far as a searching examination of your international rugby credentials goes, the task doesn't get much bigger for All Blacks lock Greg Rawlinson.
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Rest and relaxation the key at altitude

A few days in a quiet country lodge outside Pretoria, humidifier masks on the plane and minimal hard, physical training.
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Van Niekerk replaces Smith

Joe van Niekerk has been named to replace Juan Smith in the Springbok side for Sunday morning's Test against the All Blacks in Pretoria.
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