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Friday, June 11, 2004
England v. NZ tomorrow....
From BBC News: "England, who travelled to New Zealand without 14 players who helped lift the Webb Ellis trophy last November, are determined to get back to their intimidating best after a disappointing Six Nations campaign.

The sides are preparing for a tough battle up front and New Zealand's forwards are expected to struggle against a robust and mobile England pack.

However, England flanker Richard Hill has dismissed the suggestion that the All Blacks forwards have gone soft over recent years.

"The New Zealand team that took on South Africa in the World Cup quarter-final did a fantastic job," he said.

"We all know the strength of South African rugby in terms of scrummaging, but the All Blacks outfought them all the way.
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Posted at 12:12 PM by John.
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