30 Jul 2008

Kicking game still a puzzle under ELVs

7:03 pm on 30 July 2008

The damage control from New Zealand's top rugby coaches continues following the back-to-back Test losses to the Springboks and the Wallabies.

All Blacks head coach Graham Henry says while he, Wayne Smith, Steve Hansen and the players aren't proud of how the team played in losing in Sydney last week, all they can can do is concentrate on trying to put it right in Auckland on Saturday night.

Henry says they can't get side-tracked by issues they can't control.

The coaches are still coming to grips with the experimental law variations after three games under them - especially the increased emphasis on the kicking game.