19 Sep 2011

ABs embrace past failures

12:36 pm on 19 September 2011

The All Blacks will this week discuss their failures at previous World Cups with the hosts in Christchurch for a few days preparing for their big Pool A clash against France at Eden Park on Saturday night.

France have twice knocked New Zealand out of World Cups and centre Conrad Smith says the All Blacks will watch those painful defeats this week, which will no doubt fire them up.

Smith says watching their failures should give them an edge and help them lift their game and find a different gear.