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'This Is Absolutely Rubbish' - NZ TV Discuss Accusations Of Dirty Play Against The All Blacks

'This Is Absolutely Rubbish' - NZ TV Discuss Accusations Of Dirty Play Against The All Blacks
By PJ Browne Updated

The aftermath of Ireland and New Zealand's clash in Dublin at the weekend was discussed on Sky Sports New Zealand's The Breakdown on Wednesday.

Presented by All Blacks legend Jeff Wilson, it also featured the 79-cap Ian Jones and two-cap James Parson.

Jones described accusations of dirty play against the All Blacks following Saturday's game - which saw Sam Cane and Malakai Fekitoa cited and the latter subsequently suspended for a week - as 'absolutely rubbish'.

Parsons called outrage from Ireland regarding Cane's tackle on Robbie Henshaw as 'contradictory', saying that CJ Stander put South Africa's Pat Lambie out for three months during the summer due to a similar incident. That was a tackle for which Stander saw red. 'They were crying poor then. Now the shoe's on the other foot', added Parsons.

Wilson agreed that Fekitoa's neck-high tackle on Simon Zebo was reckless but then went on to cite mitigating circumstances, such as what he sees as a new tendency for players to come in-field.

Parsons rounded the analysis off with the classic 'he's not that type of player' defence of Fekitoa.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uINQjmxoxok

See Also: NZ Media Outlet Slam Ireland As "The New Whingers Of World Rugby"

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