The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable.
Please try again later

Sport Undisciplined All Blacks need 'wee uppercut' - Hansen

15:08  21 may  2018
15:08  21 may  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Sydney Uni probing allegation of racist abuse towards Manly player

  Sydney Uni probing allegation of racist abuse towards Manly player Sydney University Football Club is investigating an alleged racist comment directed at a Manly Marlins first grade player on Saturday.The unsavoury incident, labelled by Sydney Rugby Union president David Begg as “completely unacceptable”, occurred during a Shute Shield fixture between Sydney University and Manly at Sydney University Football Ground.

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen says he's got concerns about the team's whole discipline. They just need to have a look at themselves and give themselves a wee uppercut and get on with it."

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen says he's got concerns about the team's whole discipline. They just need to have a look at themselves and give themselves a wee uppercut and get on with it."

Steve Hansen wearing a suit and tie: Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - France vs New Zealand© REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - France vs New Zealand All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has concerns about his squad's discipline ahead of the June tests against France, saying suspended props Joe Moody and Owen Franks needed to give themselves a "wee uppercut" while on the sidelines.

Moody was banned for two matches for elbowing Kurtley Beale in the head in a Super Rugby tie against the New South Wales Waratahs, while his Crusaders team mate Franks was handed a similar sanction for striking against the Auckland Blues.

Both Canterbury props were named in Hansen's squad on Sunday and will be available for the first test against France at Eden Park on June 9.

Sharks outmuscle depleted Chiefs

  Sharks outmuscle depleted Chiefs The Chiefs were missing 20 players through injury and All Blacks requirements. Five-eighth Robert du Preez scored 18 points as South Africa's Sharks kept up their finals charge with a narrow 28-24 victory over an injury-hit Chiefs outfit at King's Park.     The Sharks had the majority of the possession and territory, and might have scored more tries but for some poor handling and excellent scrambling defence from the Chiefs.         They were, however, almost made to pay at the end of the game.

Your current browser isn't compatible with SoundCloud. Please download one of our supported browsers. Need help?

(Cool) Green paper, gold teeth, and pregnant golden retrievers All I want – Fuck money, diamonds, and bitches; don't need 'em But where the fat ones at? I got somethin' to feed 'em It's some cooking books, the black kids never wanted to read 'em Snap back, green

"I've got concerns about our whole discipline," Hansen told local media. "Last year, we gave away too many avoidable penalties. We've talked about that on our foundation days.

"Both guys we're talking about have been out (injured) for a wee while and were probably a little rusty in their techniques.

"They just need to have a look at themselves and give themselves a wee uppercut and get on with it."

Sam Whitelock will captain the All Blacks in the absence of the injured Kieran Read when the world champions host France in the three-match series in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin.

There are three new faces in the squad in loose forwards Jordan Taufua and Shannon Frizell, while Waikato Chiefs scrumhalf Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi slots in as back-up to Aaron Smith and TJ Perenara.

Three new faces in All Blacks squad to face France

  Three new faces in All Blacks squad to face France Three new players were named Sunday in the New Zealand squad to face France in a three-Test series next month as the All Blacks continue to build towards defending their crown at next year's World Cup.The team will be captained by 95-Test lock Sam Whitelock, with regular skipper Kieran Read injured.

Also known as weed wackers, weed eaters, line trimmers and grass trimmers. Factory Reconditioned Black & Decker GH3000R 7.5 Amp 14 in. Curved Shaft Electric String Trimmer / Edger.

Happy Socks. Helly Hansen . j. Jason Markk. Metallic Gold/Varsity Red- Black -White. AJ7291-700. May 17. Nike Air Max 97 OG Qs. Metallic Gold/Varsity Red-White- Black . 884421-700.

However, there was no room for uncapped Wellington Hurricanes winger Ben Lam, Super Rugby's leading try-scorer, with Hansen opting instead for Rieko Ioane, Waisake Naholo and Nehe Milner-Skudder.

"Ben Lam has had an outstanding season," Hansen said. "But people around the country tell us, 'Oh, you are going to have to pick so and so' and I go 'who do you want us to leave out?'

"And there is always a deathly silence because I don't want to leave anyone out. But unfortunately that is our job and we have to make some decisions and we have done that.

"We have gone with Waiseke and Rieko, who is not a bad player. There are a couple of blokes there who are our big wingers and Ben Smith can play on the wing pretty handily as well.

"So we looked and asked do we need another big guy or do we want someone who can change it up a bit and give us something different and Nehe does that."

John Eales statue at Suncorp Stadium ruffles a few rugby league feathers .
The Wallabies legend and Reds captain will be honoured at the Milton Road end, Queensland's premier will announce today.But Nine News can exclusively reveal that Queensland Rugby Union will scoop its rival code, and receive its first bronze immortalisation at the iconic venue.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!