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19.November.2006

France v New Zealand

Paris

9:00 AM

11-23

Nonu must cast out inner demons: Muliaina

Mils Muliaina has appointed himself a mental minder for Ma'a Nonu in Sunday morning's (NZT) second Test against France, believing self-doubt has prevented the Wellington powerhouse from realising his potential.
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French attitude to be tested in Paris

France's hope of recovering from its first Test thrashing by the All Blacks was a mental challenge rather than a physical requirement.
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All Blacks break Test experience record

The most experienced All Blacks team in Test rugby history will run on to Stade de France to face the French on Sunday morning.
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Jedi's column - So long France, see you next year

New Zealand has the foundations of a world cup winning forward pack.
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Dark night say French media

The colour of the All Blacks jersey was convenient for the French media today as they picked over the bones of France's 3-47 Test loss at Stade de Gerland.
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All Blacks team to play France

All Blacks coach Graham Henry and his fellow selectors have named their strongest team for France, including the centre pairing of Ma'a Nonu and Mils Muliaina.
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Nonu can make 12 his own: Henry

Ma'a Nonu has busted himself a place in the first-choice All Blacks team at second five-eighth -- a position deemed to be his best and one he can make his own.
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Give Ma'a a chance, plead coaches

All Blacks backline coach Wayne Smith hopes Ma'a Nonu will be given some breathing space to prove himself at second five-eighth, starting with Sunday morning's (NZT) Test against France in Paris.
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France ring the changes

Seven new players have been introduced to the French starting team to face the All Blacks on Sunday morning (NZT) from the side who crumpled to a record 47-3 loss at Lyon last weekend.
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French selectors admit mistakes

France has learned its lessons from its crushing loss to the All Blacks, according to team manager Jo Maso.
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