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New Zealand All Blacks v England - First Test

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Online Sports Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

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All Blacks take on England

An understrength England are giving the All Blacks an almighty scare in Auckland. Photo: Getty Images

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  • All blacks are all ways slow starting. They wil get better and better each week Ireland. All most beat nz a few years ago to look what happen in the next game and of course england will give everything to nz what team is not going to I no the all blacks will be right on it this week just cause you only win buy 5 they still won it only takes a point to win a game it means nothing at the end of the day everyone all ways has a go at the all blacks if you guys are so good your self why are you not playing rugby ??

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    Michael
    Date and time
    June 09, 2014, 8:09AM
    • As expected the AB's are continuing a winning formula we all recognise.

      First game of the season being sloppy and below par from what we all expect.

      As we all know the AB's will steadily get better and more clinical each game until they become the force we expect.

      Just the thought of facing the Wallabies and Springboks will guarantee a significant improvement in performance.

      England are a good side, lets not forget that. Next week i expect will be only a slight improvement but still and improvement.

      Same result.....All Blacks win!!

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      ABCrusader
      Date and time
      June 08, 2014, 12:50PM
      • too many penalties again. Need to reduce it to 2 pnts

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        tricky
        Date and time
        June 08, 2014, 11:23AM
        • If I was Steve Hansen I would be very concerned with the up coming Rugby Championship pending. That display was rubbish by the ABs'. England were unlucky , their forwards monstered the AB pack. Their backs were unlucky and will improve, as will the ABs'. If the ABs' don't significantly improve in the next test, kiss the Rugby Championship, the next WC goodbye.

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          Taffy
          Location
          Ingleburn
          Date and time
          June 07, 2014, 11:30PM
          • Is that the best the “World Champions” can offer: a five point win at the death against a scratch team of Poms, playing with a man short for 10 minutes and having Grannie Owens as the 16th AB. Who does Owens think he is Craigie Boy Joubert?

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            Auntie Helen
            Date and time
            June 07, 2014, 7:37PM

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