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WATCH: Clinical All Blacks romp past Fiji

New Zealand hit Fiji for eight tries in their final build up game before the Tri-Nations series, winning 60-14.

The All- Blacks performing the HAKA. Expect to see this a lot around breakfast time in the coming months.
The All- Blacks performing the HAKA. Expect to see this a lot around breakfast time in the coming months.
Image: Tim Hales/AP/Press Association Image

THE ALL-BLACKS put up eight tries against Fiji this morning, in a warm-up 60-14 win before  their opening Tri-Nations match against South Africa next weekend.

The New Zealanders, with Colin Slade at outhalf, took control of the game early, and lead 32-0 at half time through tries from Sitiveni Sivivatu, Slade himself, Andrew Hore and Adam Thompson.

It took the home team 24 minutes to get their first score of the second half, but only after Fiji got a near length of the field try through Nemia Serelevu. Conrad Smith broke the Kiwi’s second half duck on 64 minutes.

After that  the Kiwi’s scored another three tries through Piri Weepu, Mils Muliaina and a penalty try to Fiji’s one from Vereniki Goneva, leaving the final score 60-14.

Tomorrow morning the South Africans are in Sydney to take on Australia in the opening match of the shortened 2011 Tri- Nations.

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