You can, as the sporting mantra quoted by just about every modern player and coach of any code goes, only control what you can control.

The All Blacks' next big task will be at Eden Park on Wednesday – an announcement of their 31-player squad for Japan – and then they will attempt to get through their warm-up match against Tonga in Hamilton a week on Saturday with no serious casualties.

They can control the former, and there will be interest in particular regarding the inclusion or otherwise of one Liam Squire, but not the latter; injuries are part of

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