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Wallabies step it up

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans welcomes back three of his big guns for Saturday night's Tri Nations opener against South Africa in Brisbane.
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Stannard returns to Force

Australia Sevens scrumhalf James Stannard is back in the fold at the Western Force after signing with the club for the 2011 Super 15 season.
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No surgery for Kahui

New Zealand utility back Richard Kahui has fractured his shoulder but is hopeful of a return to international rugby within three to four weeks.
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Slack a Wallaby great

Former Australia captain Andrew Slack has been inducted into the Wallaby Hall of Fame, the ARU announced on Monday.
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Mathewson on standby

Alby Mathewson has been asked to assemble with the All Blacks next weekend before flying to Australia for the next Tri Nations match, and first Bledisloe Cup Test, with Australia.
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Boks battle history

South Africa arrived in Australia knowing it must change history in Brisbane to stand a chance of staying in the Tri Nations race this year.
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Wingers join Wallabies

The Wallabies have welcomed wingers Drew Mitchell and Cameron Shepherd into the Tri Nations Series squad on Sunday.
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More to come from NZ

Somewhat ominously for South Africa and Australia, New Zealand coach Graham Henry says there is better to come from his side despite two comprehensive victories over the Springboks to open this year's Tri-Nations campaign.
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SA whinge about refs

Lock Victor Matfield is concerned about the refereeing of the breakdown after South Africa lost its second successive Tri-Nations match to New Zealand.
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Just the beginning for NZ

Knowing that points are vital in Tri Nations aspirations, the All Blacks have a few days off before preparing their next stage of their assault in Melbourne, against Australia in a fortnight.
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Plenty to learn for Ranger

It might have been Rene Ranger's first start for the All Blacks but despite scoring his first Test try he felt his game had only been 50-50.
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Dagg a star in making

Rising star Israel Dagg was supposed to move to fullback when taking the field as a replacement in Saturday's Tri Nations win over South Africa at Wellington's Westpac Stadium, but he ended up on the wing.
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De Villiers chips at referees

Springboks coach Peter de Villiers implied a level of cheating was behind the All Blacks' effectiveness in completing two bonus points Tri Nations victories over his side in the last two weeks.
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Expression delights Henry

All Blacks coach Graham Henry was delighted his players were prepared to have a go at expressing themselves, even in the white-hot atmosphere of a Test match against South Africa.
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Cooper in the clear

Wallabies fly-half Quade Cooper is in the clear after the Southport Magistrates Court dropped a charge of burglary against the 22-year-old.
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McCaw: SA will be physical

A more physical approach from South Africa is being anticipated by the All Blacks ahead of Saturday night's second Tri Nations Test, at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
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