All Blacks see red after ‘falling for Wallabies’ niggly tactics’

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All Blacks see red after ‘falling for Wallabies’ niggly tactics’

Kiwi coach says 'smarter' play is needed after heated Tri-Nations loss to Australia

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All Blacks coach Ian Foster has urged his team to play “smarter”, saying they were “provoked” into losing their discipline by a niggly Wallabies side during the tight loss in Brisbane.

Foster tasted a bitter first defeat as head coach of the All Blacks after his reshuffled side fell 24-22 in Saturday’s fiery cliffhanger at Lang Park, which featured two red cards and two yellow.

The All Blacks were punished severely for indiscipline in the second half, with Wallabies flyhalf Reece Hodge slotting three penalties and prop Taniela Tupou scoring the decisive try, while Scott Barrett was sin-binned for drawing yellow in the 68th minute...

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