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New Zealand coach disappointed with meeting leak

November 15, 2013

LONDON (AP) — New Zealand coach Steve Hansen says he is disappointed that team messages were made public ahead of the match against England at Twickenham on Saturday.

Inspirational messages were revealed after the door to the squad’s meeting room was left open at the All Blacks’ hotel in London. They include: “We are playing England - this is about history, about human nature,” while another claimed New Zealand is “the most dominant team in the history of the world.”

Hansen says “when there’s a breach like this it’s disappointing. ... It was our problem letting someone in there. Ultimately, we shouldn’t have done that. But we can’t change it.”

New Zealand has won its last 12 matches since losing 38-21 to England last year.

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