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  1. Talofa lava! Samoa greets the All BlacksRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | The New Zealand Herald

    ... for Sonny Bill Williams. The All Blacks were really here. The All Blacks -- the team that no one, not anyone in Samoa anyway -- ever thought would pack their three tonnes of kit and more than double that in precious human cargo on to a plane to Apia ...

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  2. Talofa lava! Samoa greets the All BlacksRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The New Zealand Herald

    ... for Sonny Bill Williams. The All Blacks were really here. The All Blacks -- the team that no one, not anyone in Samoa anyway -- ever thought would pack their three tonnes of kit and more than double that in precious human cargo on to a plane to Apia ...

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  3. Toulouse 'surprised' by Johnston's Samoa call-upRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Bangkok Post

    Toulouse have expressed their "surprise" at the call-up of prop Census Johnston for Samoa's historic home Test match against New Zealand on Wednesday. Toulouse's prop Census Johnston, pictured on September 21, 2013, was called up for Samoa's historic home Test match against New Zealand The 34-year-old, who has played 47 Tests for Samoa since 2005, had announced his international retirement in April but has been training with the Samoa squad in recent weeks and is set to feature in the match in Apia, the first appearance in Samoa by the All Blacks, who have won all five previous Tests between the two countries played in New Zealand.

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  4. New Zealand given warm welcome in Samoa ahead of first-ever Test in the Pacific IslandsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    The All Blacks were met by wild hysteria when they landed here in Apia on Sunday night, but once various official functions have taken place on Monday, the world champions will brace themselves for a different type of welcome. New Zealand's first Test in Samoa - or any of the Pacific islands for that matter - has generated huge interest and there was bedlam when the squad arrived at Faleolo airport on a flight from Auckland.

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  5. All Blacks dressed to thrill with island styleRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    ... a print that looks like a rugby ball as well. We hope they like it." Mrs Lefao said the store usually supplied Manu Samoa players with blue elei shirts when they travel away and it was understood that Manu Samoa officials recommended the brand to ...

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  6. Rugby: Genial giant couldn't say noRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    The first impressions of Census Johnston are his size, his top-knot hairstyle, and his loyalty to the Manu Samoa cause. This is the man who is getting himself into trouble with his Toulouse club by agreeing to play tighthead prop with his mates after reversing a decision to retire; a man originally in Samoa for his sister's wedding, and who is now missing a family holiday in Queenstown, a man who later reveals he has to pause a bit before speaking because Samoan, French and English are his options and it's been a little confusing lately.

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  7. Rugby: Emotional return to island homelandRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    Of all the Manu Samoa players to arrive in Apia for the test against the All Blacks, few were as emotional as former Counties player Ahsee Tuala, back in his homeland for the first time since leaving it as a 2-year-old. Not so Tuala, the fifth of nine children brought up in South Auckland after his parents - dad Willie, a mechanic, and mum Ta'ase - left Samoa in the hope of better work and education opportunities.

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  8. Rugby: Looking up to his brothersRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    ... for him, the challenge is not to be like his brothers, but to be better than them. He is the youngest brother of Manu Samoa players Tusi, George and Ken Pisi - all of whom are former Massey First XV captains. "I'm named after them. Tusi's other name ...

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  9. All Blacks: Nanai-Williams will 'arrive' on the test stage at paceRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    It is the Tim Nanai-Williams way to spot a gap and then exploit it, which serves as the double reason he was named at fullback for Manu Samoa. The Chiefs utility back is the first, and so far only player in world rugby, to take advantage of the eligibility loophole created when Sevens became an Olympic sport.

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  10. Lipstick applied as Apia Park gets $30 million upgrade for All Blacks testRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

    ... track will glisten in the scorching tropical sun long after Richie McCaw and his men have departed. Workers in Samoa put the finishing touches on the turf at Apia Park ahead of Wednesday's test against the All Blacks. After extensive renovations on ...

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  11. Jerome Kaino promises to 'fight fire with fire' against physical Samoans in ApiaRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

    Shoulder on shoulder. Hit for hit. Jerome Kaino knows only too well the All Blacks must counter Samoa's inevitable physical onslaught.

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  12. Tim Nanai-Williams says Tana Umaga helped convince him to play for SamoaRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

    He's had to jump through many hoops but the decision to follow his heart and heritage is about to pay off for Tim Nanai-Williams. After once dreaming of playing for the All Blacks, the Chiefs utility will instead oppose them in his test debut for Samoa at fullback in Apia on Wednesday.

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  13. All Blacks touch down in ApiaRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | RuggaWorld

    ... through - the loudest cheer reserved for Sonny Bill Williams. The All Blacks - the team that no one, not anyone in Samoa anyway - ever thought would pack their three tonnes of kit and double that in precious human cargo onto a plane to Apia and slug ...

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  14. Nanai-Williams debut for SamoaRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | RuggaWorld

    Tim Nanai-Williams will make his Test debut for Samoa at full-back in their historic clash with New Zealand on Wednesday. The Chiefs outside back has been named by Stephen Betham in a strong Samoan side, while Census Johnston makes his return to the side at tighthead.

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  15. Moala make debut for All BlacksRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | RuggaWorld

    The All Blacks team for the historic Test against Samoa in Apia on Wednesday July 8 has been named, with George Moala to make his Test debut on the wing. A further three new All Blacks have been named on the reserves bench: prop Nepo Laulala, scrum-half Brad Weber and centre Charlie Ngatai.

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  16. Samoa's Johnston ends retirement to face All BlacksRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    Samoa have called veteran prop Census Johnston out of retirement to bolster their pack in Wednesday's one-off historic Test against the All Blacks in Apia. Toulouse's Samoan prop Census Johnston had announced his retirement in April but has been training with the Samoa squad in recent weeks The 34-year-old Toulouse prop, who has played 47 Tests for Samoa since 2005, had announced his retirement in April but has been training with the Samoa squad in recent weeks.

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  17. All Blacks arrive to passionate Apia welcome from Samoan supportersRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Manawatu Evening Standard

    From the moment Richie McCaw led his team into Faleolo Airport for the first time to be greeted by hundreds of feverish fans, the All Blacks were given a taste of what they will encounter in Apia this week. There was not an empty seat for the biggest welcome the All Blacks have ever received from a foreign country.

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  18. Samoa ready for All Blacks testRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Sky Sports

    Samoa coach Stephen Betham has named his starting line-up for Wednesday's historic match with New Zealand, the All Blacks' first-ever in the Pacific Islands. Betham sprung a minor surprise by selecting Bath flanker Alafoti Faosilva in the No.

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  19. Moala set for All Blacks debutRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Sky Sports

    New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has named Auckland Blues winger George Moala in his starting 15 for Wednesday's Test against Samoa, the All Blacks' first-ever in the Pacific Islands. Hansen has been forced to shuffle his squad due to injuries and the unavailability of 17 players who played for either the Highlanders or Hurricanes in Saturday's Super Rugby final.

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  20. All Blacks set to arrive in styleRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    ... print that looks like a rugby ball as well. We hope they like it.'' Mrs Lefao said the store usually supplied the Manu Samoa with blue elei shirts when they travel away and it was understood that officials from the Manu Samoa recommended the brand ...

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