10 Aug 2013

Warm-up wins for ABs

5:44 pm on 10 August 2013

The All Blacks beat Canterbury 19-0 and Wellington 12-7 in their twin Rugby Championship warm-ups at the Hutt Recreation Ground on Friday.

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw played just the 40 minutes against his Canterbury side, but he and coach Steve Hansen feel satisfied he'll be ready for the Championship opener against Australia next Saturday in Sydney.

Canterbury thrashed Wellington 24-0 in the day's other 40-minute provincial warm-up at the same ground.