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All Blacks captain Kieran Read skipped training on Tuesday ahead of their Rugby World Cup semifinal due to a sore calf muscle, but coach Steve Hansen was “100 perent” certain he would face England in Yokohama on Saturday.

The 33-year-old Read, who has battled back into superb form after recovering from back surgery at the end of 2017, has kept up his fitness in the gym.

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