All Blacks: Keira and Richie are ready

Cutie Keira Weepu continues her star run to the Rugby World Cup finals under the watchful eye of hero of the hour, dad Piri.

Wearing a T-shirt fresh on the market after Weepu's stunning man-of-the-match effort against Argentina last week, the slogan of "Keep calm - Piri's on" is just one of many that went viral overnight.

The All Black halfback has been credited on the internet with being capable of curing everything from the oil slick in the Bay of Plenty to fixing New Zealand's credit rating.

The All Black captain's run yesterday held the air of a relaxed but focused squad at Waitakere Stadium in the afternoon.

"I'm good to go," said All Black captain Richie McCaw, and so is the team.

The verdict played down any anxiety over the injury to McCaw's foot. It is also assurance that the task of beating Australia in tonight's criticial World Cup semifinal match is not too daunting.

McCaw said: "The guys have been excited but not over the top, but you can feel there is a feeling there.

"We know we're in for a big match. It's not just another game. What's different is the excitement and obviously what's at the end. "

- Herald on Sunday

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