30 Nov 2009

All Blacks will take no further action for eye-gouging incident

12:25 pm on 30 November 2009

The All Blacks won't be taking any further action following an alleged eye-gouging incident during yesterday's 39-12 victory over France in Marseille.

The match erupted with about 10 minutes to play with the All Blacks upset at what had happened to Tony Woodock during a ruck. The tv sideline commentator claimed the prop got fingers in the eyes.

Woodcock told the coaches he got a facial.

Assistant coach Steve Hansen says they looked into the incident but couldn't find anything conclusive and so have asked the citing commissioner to look into it.

Hansen says Woodcock is fine and as far as they're concerned the incident is over with.