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12.November.2006

France v New Zealand

Lyon

9:00 AM

3-47

Ten changes to second Test team

The All Blacks selectors have made 10 changes to the starting side from Sunday's victory over England, including the midfield pairing of Luke McAlister and Conrad Smith.
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Tialata in reserves for France match

All Blacks coach Graham Henry and his assistant coaches Wayne Smith and Steve Hansen and fellow selector, Sir Brian Lochore, have confirmed the reserves for the Test against France on Saturday at Stade de Gerland.
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Cup-bound All Blacks at home in France

The last time an All Blacks World Cup squad was in the south of France they caused quite a stir.
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Preview: All Blacks v France, 1st Test, Lyon

Clashes between the All Blacks and France are always treated with a degree of caution not normally given by the New Zealanders to many of their opponents, and that's a mark of respect for the dangers inherent when French flair takes command.
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Player Diary: Anton Oliver

Dear Diary, Even though we are well into our second week on tour I still haven't been sleeping well.
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French fire pre-Test shots

France has launched its first pre-Test missile in the All Blacks' direction with a claim the forwards are getting away with murder.
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Jedi's column - on to France

Allow me; if I may, to take a scientific approach to the complex problem of the French.
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Smith relaxed before taking centre stage

Keeping it simple has been a priority this week for Conrad Smith, to many pundits the long-awaited answer to the All Blacks' centre conundrum.
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Stakes high in All Blacks v France rematch

France's humiliation at the hands of the 2004 All Blacks has turned Sunday morning's (NZT) rematch here into a tumultuous mix of emotion and high-stakes rugby bragging rights.
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All Blacks brush off French claims

New Zealand has responded to French allegations about All Blacks tactics as the countdown continues towards the first Test in Lyon on Sunday (NZT).
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