Steve Hansen Comes Out All Guns Blazing Following Gatland’s Conor Murray Claims
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Warren Gatland has said he will ask the referees to clamp down on the All Blacks’ “dangerous” harassment of Conor Murray’s kicking game ahead of the 2nd Test.
Gatland was left frustrated with what he felt were deliberate tactics from the All Blacks diving “blindly” at Murray’s standing leg whenever he launched a box kick in Saturday’s 30-15 defeat to New Zealand.
In response, All Blacks boss Steve Hansen has come out all guns blazing in his comments.
“It’s predictable comments from Gatland, isn’t it?” Hansen told New Zealand’s Radio Sport.
“Two weeks ago it was we created in the scrums, last week it was blocking and now he’s saying this.
“It’s really disappointing to hear it, because what he’s implying is that we’re going out there to intentionally injure somebody and that’s not the case. I guess he might be a bit desperate.
“We’ve never been like that and as a New Zealander I’d expect him to know the Kiwi psyche,”