Lions coach Warren Gatland wants clampdown on All Blacks' 'dangerous' play

Lions coach Warren Gatland wants clampdown on All Blacks' 'dangerous' play”

George Kruis the only Lions squad member asked to feature again having played in the first Test defeat to the All Blacks at Eden Park on Saturday.

I guess he might be a bit desperate.

Hurricanes: Jordie Barrett, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Vince Aso, Ngani Laumape, Julian Savea, Otere Black, Te Toiroa-Tahuriorangi, Ben May, Ricky Ricitelli, Jeffrey To'omaga-Allen, Mark Abbott, Sam Lousi, Vaea Fifita, Callum Gibbins, Brad Shields (captain).

Nehe Milner-Skudder will face Warren Gatland's side for the second time on this tour, having been named as one of four Maori All Blacks in the starting XV, while a unique milestone could be in store for replacement Cory Jane, with the former All Blacks global having the chance to face the Lions in both the 2005 and 2017 tours after featuring for the Wellington Lions 12 years ago.

The comments come after verbal grenades were lobbed by both camps in the build up to the first Test, a game the All Blacks won 30-15.

He suggested the All Blacks had deliberately attempted to injure Lions scrumhalf Conor Murray when they targeted his legs when trying to charge down kicks. It's just making sure he's protected and not harassed after he's box kicked. "When you see someone dive at someone's leg. you feel for the player, it's a little bit concerning that they're not actually trying to charge the kick down, they're nowhere near it".

"It's predictable coming from Gatland - two weeks ago we cheated in the scrums, last week it was blocking, now we're saying this", Hansen told RadioSport on Monday. That is not the case. "We've never been like that and as a New Zealander I would expect him to know the New Zealand psyche, that it's not about intentionally trying to hurt anybody, it's about playing hard and fair".

"There's a few things I want some clarity over in terms of the sacking of the lineouts, just for me to get some understanding about that", said Gatland.

"They have plenty of experience and plenty of quality players across the board so it will be a really good test for us", the Ireland centre said.

France's Jerome Garces will referee Saturday's second Lions Test in Wellington, with Gatland saying he will raise the issue in meetings with officials later this week.

Hansen pointed out that neither the TMO or the referee had felt the need to penalise the All Blacks on Saturday.

"Just because he is one of their key players, he doesn't have the right to go around the park without being charged down or tackled".

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