Sunday, October 16, 2011

12BET TIPS: Rugby Union - World Cup 2011 (in New Zealand) 10/16 4PM(GMT+8)

New Zealand bring in Aaron Cruden, Israel Dagg and Richard Kahui, while Australia call up Anthony Fainga'a.

Australia have lost full-back Kurtley Beale to a hamstring injury, so Adam Ashley-Cooper moves to that position and Fainga'a comes into the centres.
Dagg returns at full-back for the All Blacks after missing the quarter-final victory over Argentina, while third-choice fly-half Cruden takes over from the injured Colin Slade, who had in turn replaced star number 10 Dan Carter, who is out of the tournament with a leg injury.

Kahui displaces Sonny Bill Williams, with the high-profile convert from rugby league starting on the bench.
New Zealand, the tournament hosts and the world's number one-ranked team, are attempting to win the tournament for the first time in 24 years, and have not reached the final since 1995.
McCaw said the team are well aware of the expectation but that "you learn to put it to the side".
The Wallabies beat the All Blacks in the 1991 and 2003 World Cup semi-finals and also won the last encounter between the rivals in the Tri-Nations decider in Brisbane earlier this year.
However, they have not won at Eden Park for a quarter of a century, including a humbling defeat by the All Blacks in the Tri-Nations in August.-


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