World Cup

Blacks seek to allay McCaw fears

All Blacks assistant coach Steve Hansen says Richie McCaw’s foot injury will not preclude him from selection for the semi-final but said he wouldn’t train with the team until Saturday.

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Attacking ails at heart of Bok failure

JON CARDINELLI writes that the next Springbok coach can’t afford to make the same mistakes as his predecessor by favouring a conservative yet ultimately ineffective game plan.

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Todd trains with All Blacks

Openside flank Matt Todd joined the All Blacks at training although the management has denied that his involvement is a sign that Richie McCaw is battling with injury.

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Wallabies wait on Beale

Injured fullback Kurtley Beale didn’t train with the Wallabies on Wednesday but his captain is confident that he will be ready for Sunday’s semi-final at Eden Park.

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Aussies accept attacking challenge

Anthony Faingaa says the Wallabies won’t restrict themselves to a conservative game plan when they meet the All Blacks in Sunday’s World Cup semi-final.

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Player power failed the Boks

Victor Matfield has conceded the senior players determined how South Africa played in the last four years – and not the coach Peter de Villiers.

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Same again for French

Now we know it definitely was the best French team that the All Blacks whipped in the Pool Stages. They’re back for the World Cup semi-final.

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