All Blacks slapped with fine for technical breach

SANZAR has fined the All Blacks’ team management for an incident that occurred
during the Test between New Zealand and Australia played at Eden Park on Saturday

Under tournament rules, water carriers are not permitted within the playing
enclosure while the match is in progress.

Liam Messam, who was acting as a water carrier for the All Blacks, entered
the field of play during the 29th minute which constituted a breach of technical
zone protocol.

All Blacks’ team management accepted responsibility for this breach and has
been issued a fine of A$2000.

New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew said: “We fully accept that we breached
the sideline protocols during the match on the weekend and we accept the fine.
I have made it clear to the All Blacks team management that it was a mistake
we can not repeat.”

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