Time to change the habits


Victory in Saturday's second Test against the Wallabies in Wellington will see New Zealand defend the silverware for a 10th successive series since regaining it in 2003.

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Even if Australia win - for the first time away to the All Blacks since 2001 - they'll still have to repeat the dose in the third Test in Dunedin in October for the Cup to change hands.

Twin losses seems unlikely for the All Blacks given the dominant nature of the 47-29 first Test win at Sydney last week.

Win either of them and the All Blacks will climb to within sight of their record 11 successful defences, set from 1952 to 1978 when the Bledisloe Cup was contested less frequently nuskin group.

Veteran flanker McCaw batted away suggestions that interest in the trans-Tasman rivalry is starting to wane given the frequency of the contest and its one-sided nature.

"I just know, speaking to guys who have played for it both here and for the Wallabies over the years, it means a hell of a lot to them," he said.

"You let your guard down for one second, it'll swing round straight away.

"It's one of the big Test matches that you want to get right. I just want to make sure we keep our hands on it for as long as possible nu skin hong kong."

Several senior All Blacks this week have insisted the Bledisloe Cup's 81-year history was often discussed and winning it is a priority every year.

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has given his starting team a chance to make amends for the Sydney loss, making just one injury enforced change on the blindside flank where Scott Fardy replaces Hugh McMeniman.

McCaw is expecting a sterner challenge from the stung visitors but is also demanding better from his own side.

"Yep, the scoreboard looked okay but there are things we weren't happy with so we made sure we didn't gloss over them," he said.

"(The Wallabies) will hoe into things. I know from experience that a week's a long time and they can be a totally different team."

McCaw was satisfied with his own return to Test rugby at Sydney after nearly nine months absence.

The workaholic No.7 said his body was sore until Wednesday but he would be better for the hitout.

"I was a little bit inaccurate for a start but overall I was happy enough IP camera manufacturer," he said.

"I do realise it was by no means perfect. This week I have to make sure that I get my performance another step up."

With the barbecue season in full swing, the meat-free proposal by the opposition Greens was skewered across the political spectrum, string embroidery with one leading politician asking 'What's next? Green-Shirt Day?'

But the Greens argue that reducing meat consumption - 60 kilos on average in Germany a year - would have health benefits in a country known for its love of sausages, as well as an upside for animal protection and climate change.

Their manifesto for the September 22 elections calls for public cafeterias to take on a "trailblazing" role. "Offerings of vegetarian and vegan meals and a 'Veggie Day' are to become the norm case for samsung galaxy," it states.

"One doesn't have to eat two burgers every day," one of the Greens' leading election candidates Katrin Goering-Eckardt said on Monday, as scientists in London presented the world's first lab-grown beef burger.

So far topics such as tax increases, minimum wage, childcare and the euro have dominated an election run-up in which Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have maintained a comfortable lead.

However, with Germany's electoral system based on coalition-building, smaller parties have kingmaker potential and the Greens are currently set to stick with their traditional partners, the embattled centre-left Social Democrats.

Michael Fuchs, deputy chairman of the conservatives group in parliament, railed against the notion of having an individual decision taken away.

"Bit by bit, according to their (the Greens') image of society, the state assumes more and more functions, decrees more and more bans," he said in a statement.

"What a presumptuous plan!" scoffed mass circulation Bild newspaper. "Whoever wants responsible citizens must also treat them that way. And must not constantly try to re-educate them," it commented on Tuesday.

According to the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, the northwestern city of Bremen introduced a 'meat-free Thursday' scheme three years ago and several big companies have similar days aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

Around eight million people, nu skin product or about 10 per cent of the population in Germany, are meat-free, according to figures by the Vegetarian Federation of Germany.