Hansen won’t rap U-turn ref

Daily Mirror - - SPORT -

STEVE HANSEN has re­fused to blame ref­eree Ro­main Poite for the fail­ure to kill off the Li­ons.

Poite awarded the All Backs a late kick­able penalty, then changed his mind and ruled it “ac­ci­den­tal” off­side.

Yet New Zealand boss Hansen chose to fo­cus on his team’s short­com­ings. “Look, it was an av­er­age way for it to fin­ish,” he said.

“But that’s sport. We’ve got to ac­cept that and move on and get bet­ter at what we’re try­ing to do.

“We’re dis­ap­pointed be­cause we didn’t take the op­por­tu­ni­ties.”

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