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All Blacks "hurting" from first Bledisloe loss

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Published on August 16, 2019 - Duration: 01:24s

All Blacks "hurting" from first Bledisloe loss

All Blacks captain Kieran Read says that the team was 'hurting' after their loss against the Australian Wallabies in the first of two matches in the Bledisloe Cup

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All Blacks "hurting" from first Bledisloe loss

SHOWS: AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND (AUGUST 16, 2019) (TVNZ - Broadcasters: NO USE NEW ZEALAND Digital: NO ACCESS NEW ZEALAND INTERNET SITES / ANY INTERNET SITE OF ANY NEW ZEALAND OR AUSTRALIA BASED MEDIA ORGANISATIONS OR MOBILE PLATFORMS) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW ZEALAND'S ALL BLACKS CAPTAIN, KIERAN READ, SAYING: "You know, this group is hurting, you know, it's how it should be.

You know, in an All Black jersey.

You know, we got that chance tomorrow night to go out and rectify that and you know, we're excited by that.

It's always nice to be here at Eden Park so, looking forward to that." 2.

ALL BLACKS TRAINING ON PITCH 3.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW ZEALAND'S ALL BLACKS CAPTAIN, KIERAN READ, SAYING: "The guys are in a good space.

You know, its obviously in some ways a do or die game, so it's exciting for us." 4.

ALL BLACKS WITH COACHING STAFF ON PITCH 5.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW ZEALAND'S ALL BLACKS CAPTAIN, KIERAN READ, SAYING: "I mean I think we certainly need to improve.

And, as I said the errors are probably more around the field than say, set piece.

The guys know that and we've done a bit of work this week on how we can improve that." 6.

VARIOUS OF WALLABIES WARMING UP AND TRAINING 7.

AUSTRALIA RUGBY UNION TEAM WALLABIES CAPTAIN, MICHAEL HOOPER SEATED AT TEAM PHOTO SHOOT 8.

VARIOUS OF WALLABIES POSING FOR TEAM PHOTO STORY: New Zealand's All Blacks captain Kieran Read said on Friday (August 16) during a team training session that the team was 'hurting' after their loss against the Australian Wallabies in the first of two matches in the Bledisloe Cup, a rugby union competition between the two nations dating back to the 1930s.

The All Blacks have faced a week of intense introspection after they were humbled by the near-perfect Wallabies performance last week and have vowed to up their performance to ensure they retain the Bledisloe Cup, having held it since 2003.

Australia could not only regain the Bledisloe Cup and end an Eden Park hoodoo with a win over the All Blacks on Saturday (August 17) but also end New Zealand's decade-long reign at the top of the world rankings.

The Wallabies will keep their winning Bledisloe Cup squad except for Rory Arnold being replaced by Adam Coleman for Saturday night's game, while New Zealand will have to find a replacement for centre Jack Goodhue, who strained his hamstring in Perth, and almost certainly Scott Barrett, who faces a lengthy suspension.

(Production: Jill Gralow, Lion Schellerer)

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