Carisbrook IS the House of Pain

Sports commentary nationwide yesterday and today upholds the legendary ground – ignore the disloyal inept write-off by Meikle below. The only thing collapsing was the All Blacks. As one caller to Newstalk ZB said last night, the All Blacks looked like they were just playing a test, not Playing For The Nation. Others say they were simply “out-passioned”. The House of Pain looked great on Saturday night, the ground was well prepared and stacked to the gunnels with noisy fans.

### ODT Online Mon, 15 Jun 2009
Fans left hurting at former House of Pain
By Hayden Meikle

Forget the House of Pain. Carisbrook should from now be called the Cabin of Collapse. Dunedin’s ageing ground has lost its fortress reputation after the All Blacks were beaten for the second consecutive test there on Saturday night.
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### ODT Online Mon, 15 Jun 2009
Rugby: Rusty New Zealand needs to lift standard – Cowan
By Steve Hepburn

Halfback Jimmy Cowan said there was no panic in the All Blacks when they were 14 points down late in the first half of Saturday night’s test.
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All Black assistant coach Steve Hansen said experience could not be bought and many players relatively new to test rugby got a rude awakening on Saturday.

### ODT Online Mon, 15 Jun 2009
Rugby: Break puts Thomson out for six weeks
By Steve Hepburn

All Blacks and Otago flanker Adam Thomson is out for six weeks after it was revealed he played most of Saturday night’s test against France at Carisbrook with a broken bone in his hand.
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###ODT Online Mon, 15 Jun 2009
Big win for Dunedin businesses
By Sarah Harvey

If All Blacks supporters were thinking “not again” on Saturday night, then Dunedin businesses were rubbing their hands together after the weekend’s test match brought people flooding into the city.
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