Ho ho no you don’t! All Black ‘barged in’ on coach over ...

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Ho ho no you don’t! All Black ‘barged in’ on coach over Christmas isolation

Disputed fixtures mean Kiwis will still be in 14-day quarantine when they get back home in December

Greg Stutchbury

All Blacks coach Ian Foster said one player in the squad “barged in his door” and made it clear he had no intention of being in quarantine at Christmas, highlighting the tension the team is under amid a standoff over Rugby Championship fixtures.

New Zealand Rugby are at loggerheads with Rugby Australia, SA Rugby and the southern hemisphere’s governing body Sanzaar over the December 12 finish for the Rugby Championship that will be held in Australia.

NZR said they had not agreed to the fixtures, with a December 12 finish meaning the All Blacks would still be in a 14-day quarantine over the Christmas break upon their return to New Zealand...

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