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DUNEDIN, New Zealand -- Georgia will go into its second match in five days at the Rugby World Cup with a mostly unchanged side against England on Sunday, with coach Richie Dixon having made just two changes to the side beaten by Scotland. Nike Air Max 90 Baratas Mujer . Dixon picked his team Friday and made both changes to a pack that failed to compete as intensely as anticipated in Scotlands 15-6 opening win. Lock Ilia Zedginidze and tighthead David Kubriashvili replaced Levan Datunashvili and David Zirakashvili, both of whom make it onto a bench containing five forwards and two backs. Dixon hopes that split helps Georgia avoid the second-half fatigue that cost Argentina badly against the English. "We were all disappointed with our display in the match against Scotland," Dixon said. "On reflection, I think we were affected by what you might call first-match syndrome. The guys were all disappointed they did not control themselves or play as well as they would have wished." With England having refreshed its lineup with nine changes from that which recovered from 9-3 down to beat Argentina 13-9 after a late try by replacement scrumhalf Ben Youngs, Dixon is trusting that his players wounded pride overcomes any fatigue. England played its opening match Saturday, four days before Georgia. "These guys are up for this game because they are so disappointed with themselves for the display against Scotland," Dixon said. "We had a long waiting period, we were the second last game to go and they watched everyone else play. To a certain extent that got to the players. "Our scrummaging is usually more solid than it was, our lineout play was not as accurate as we would normally expect and we hardly ever got into any kind of attacking phase as all." ------ Georgia: Revaz Gigauri, Irakli Machkhaneli, David Kacharava, Tedo Zibzibadze, Alexander Todua, Merab Kvirikashvili, Irakli Abuseridze (captain); Dimitri Basilaia, Mamuka Gorgodze, Shalva Sutiashvili, Vakhtang Maisuradze, Ilia Zedginidze, David Kubriashvili, Jaba Bregvadze, David Khinchagishvili. Reserves: Akvsenti Giorgadze, David Zirakashvili, Levan Datunashvili, Giorgi Chkhaidze, Bidzina Samkharadze, Givi Berishvili, Lasha Khmaladze. Nike Air Max 2015 Mujer Precio .C. -- The Bobcats announced theyve signed centre Justin Hamilton to a 10-day contract. New Balance 574 Hombre Baratas . Louis Cardinals seized their opportunity. For the Atlanta Braves, it was another night of missed chances.ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Even when the weary Anaheim Ducks were missing their best skater on the dangerous end of back-to-back games, Jonas Hiller managed to keep his incredible winning streak intact. Hiller made 22 saves in his 14th consecutive victory, and the steamrolling Ducks beat the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 Sunday night for their 17th victory in 18 games. Andrew Cogliano scored for the NHL-leading Ducks (35-8-5), who improved to 19-0-2 at home this season despite playing without injured scoring leader Ryan Getzlaf. All they needed was a second-period goal by Cogliano and 60 outstanding minutes from Hiller, who earned his third shutout of the year and the 19th of his career. "The win, thats what counts," Hiller said. "The other things are just something for yourself. ... Its nice to make a name for myself, but winning as a team is what its about." The Swiss Olympic team selection hasnt lost since Dec. 3, matching four other goalies for the second-longest winning streak in a single season in NHL history. His streak is the leagues longest in two decades, and trails only Gilles Gilberts 17-game run for Boston during the 1975-76 season. Hiller hadnt posted a shutout during the Ducks streak, and the Red Wings made him earn it all the way down to the frantic final minutes. "Our goalies have been amazing for us lately, especially Jonas," said Saku Koivu, whose pass set up Coglianos winning goal. "He made some key saves. The way hes been playing, hes give us some confidence. We know even if were not at our sharpest, were going to have a chance to win." The Ducks are just the fifth team in NHL history to win 17 games in an 18-game stretch, and their latest victory is their seventh straight since a loss at San Jose on Dec. 29. Anaheims powerful offence had scored at least four goals in each of its last six games, but didnt need more than Coglianos score to hold off the Red Wings. Petr Mrazek stopped 22 shots for the Red Wings in a rematch of last seasons first-round matchup in the Western Conference playoffs. Detroit won Game 7 at Honda Center last spring to eliminate second-seeded Anaheim, which has won just one playoff round since earning its only Stanley Cup title in 2007.. Nike Free Run 3 Mujer. Hiller was nearly matched by Mrazek, who got his first start since Dec. 23 after Jimmy Howard injured his hip while making 44 saves in Detroits win over Los Angeles on Saturday night. "We played good enough to win, but we couldnt find a way," Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg said. "Mrazek played unbelievable in the net for us, and it was good to see him come in and play with that confidence. We got some opportunities on the power play, but couldnt score. Injuries happen, but we cant use that as an excuse. You have to deal with it." Getzlaf sat out for the Ducks after blocking a shot with his right foot during Saturdays win at Phoenix. X-rays on the captains foot were negative, and the absence of the NHLs fourth-leading scorer created mixed feelings for Detroit coach Mike Babcock, who will be Getzlafs coach for Canada at the Sochi Olympics next month. Detroit dropped to 2-2-0 on its five-game road trip, winning one of three in California. "Weve really competed hard in three of the first four games on the trip," Babcock said. "The reality is weve got to find a way to score. Our power play has got to be more dangerous." Detroit had more energy during a scoreless first period and again in the second, but Hiller was unbeatable. The Ducks went ahead after a Detroit turnover ended up with Koivu, who got the puck to Cogliano in front for his 15th goal, leaving him just three goals shy of his career high. Justin Abdelkader rang a shot off Hillers post with less than five minutes to play, but Hiller comfortably survived a Detroit power play in the final minutes and earned his 23rd victory. NOTES: Detroit played without veterans Daniel Alfredsson and Pavel Datsyuk. Alfredsson has missed two games with back spasms, while Datsyuk has missed four straight with a lower-body injury. ... Anaheim played its fourth straight game without D Bryan Allen, who has a lower-body injury. ... The Ducks stuck with Hiller instead of giving an NHL debut to John Gibson, the touted 20-year-old goalie prospect recently recalled from the AHL. Gibson was brought up from Norfolk to back up Hiller so Frederik Andersen could get playing time in the minors. wholesale jerseys cheap jerseys cheap nfl jerseys wholesale jerseys cheap soccer jerseys wholesale jerseys wholesale jerseys cheap nfl jerseys china ' ' ' 

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