10 Jun 2010

Hansen says New Zealanders should embrace Barnes

10:41 am on 10 June 2010

The All Blacks forward coach Steve Hansen says they have no concerns about the controversial English referee Wayne Barnes who'll be in charge of Saturday night's test against Ireland in New Plymouth.

A day after Richie McCaw said it was time New Zealanders got over the mistakes Barnes made in the 2007 World Cup quarterfinal loss to France, Hansen has agreed with the captain.