New Zealand coach Steve Hansen regrets leaking of team-room messages

Last Updated: 15/11/13 11:20am

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The All Blacks will review thier security after a reporter revealed information from within the camp without their permission.

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New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen admits the publication of team-room messages has undermined preparations for Saturday's clash with England.

A lapse in security allowed passers-by to get a glimpse of motivational messages written on a white board in a meeting room at the All Blacks' hotel in Kensington.

The door to the room had been left open during a team meeting, and reports suggest the messages included "We are the most dominant team in the history of the world" and "We are playing England - this is about history, about human nature".

"When there's a breach like this it is disappointing," Hansen told the Daily Telegraph. "We have given ourselves an uppercut.

"It was our problem letting someone in there. Ultimately, we shouldn't have done that. But we can't change it."

But Hansen dismissed accusations of arrogance in the New Zealand squad ahead of Saturday's showdown at Twickenham.

"England are looking to be number two in the world, and we are striving to be better than where we are, even though we are at number one," he said.

"That's the place we're in, and we're happy with it.

"We have massive expectations in our country from our fans. If you don't look to improve yourselves you are going to go backwards. You're striving for the perfect performance."

Watch England take on the All Blacks live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky 3D, coverage starts at 1.30pm

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