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19.November.2006

France v New Zealand

Paris

9:00 AM

11-23

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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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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French skipper ruled out by injury

French captain Fabien Pelous has succumbed to injury and will miss the second Test against the All Blacks on Sunday morning (NZT).
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Preview: All Blacks v France (2nd Test)

France's ability to turn around the massive first Test loss will be more on trial than New Zealand's best team of the tour when the second Test is played in Paris on Sunday.
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France talk up turnaround

Now without their captain, the French have shown plenty of verbal fight ahead of Sunday morning's (NZT) shot at redemption against the All Blacks in Paris.
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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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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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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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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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