RugbyU: All Blacks Work On Restraint, Say 'no' To Puma Scuffles

RugbyU: All Blacks work on restraint, say 'no' to Puma scuffles

HAMILTON, New Zealand, (Pakistan Point News - APP -9th Sept,2016) - New Zealand have pledged to keep their fists to themselves in their clash with Argentina in Hamilton on Saturday, ruling out a repeat of the scuffles that marred their last outing against Australia. All Blacks captain Kieran Read said the third-round Rugby Championship match was a game for "the big boys" but they could not allow themselves to be sidetracked. The All Blacks were visibly frustrated by the Wallabies' aggressive approach two weeks ago and there have been suggestions the Pumas may try to rattle them in similar fashion.

Most of the Pumas were in the Jaguares side that was the most penalised team in Super Rugby this year, with a rap sheet including eight yellow cards and two red. Read admitted Friday that the All Blacks could have handled the Australians better, and said they have been working on their mental approach to the game. "As a group we could probably be smarter in dealing with those type of things around the game and try not to let it frustrate us as much as it did a couple of weeks back," he said.