The ability of Richie McCaw and Rodney So'oialo to play the whole match is likely to be key if the All Blacks are to win tomorrow night's opening tri-nations match against Australia at Eden Park.
Both loosies are short on match fitness after returning from injuries.
McCaw says his knee injury is fine and after a run with his Christchurch club last weekend, he's confident he can last the whole game against the Wallabies.....
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