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Eden Park Dress Rehearsal

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Loose forward Semi Kunatani is gang tackled by Manu Samoa players in the final PNC match in Suva. Photo: Zoom Fiji

The dress rehearsal at Eden Park in Auckland on August 31 will be the final stretch for the Flying Fijians to test their set pieces in the match against a strong Ikale Tahi Tongan side.

The inconsistencies in the lineouts and the scrums throughout the past five matches; two Maori and three Pacific Nations Cup games, will finally provide an indication of how the team will fare in the Rugby World Cup.

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Wallabies not living in the past

Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper looks dejected after the clash against the All Blacks in Sydney on Saturday. Photo: Skysports

Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper looks dejected after the clash against the All Blacks in Sydney on Saturday. Photo: Skysports

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie is optimistic about his team’s chances of winning at Eden Park for the first time since 1986 in next weekend’s rematch with the All Blacks.

The Wallabies’ task of retrieving the Bledisloe Cup has become even tougher after drawing their opening match with the All Blacks in Sydney.

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