15 Sep 2008

NZ allege Wallabies spy-ring

6:35 am on 15 September 2008

The triumphant All Blacks have sensationally accused the Wallabies of spying in a bitter aftermath to an enthralling Tri-Nations decider.

New Zealand assistant coach Steve Hansen dropped a bombshell by alleging a spy-ring, claiming Channel Seven secretly taped at least one training session - maybe more - and handed it to the Australians.

The Wallabies strenuously denied they received or watched All Blacks training footage in their pre-match preparations.

Channel Seven also rubbished the espionage claims after admitting a cameraman shot part of their unscheduled Friday afternoon captain's run at the Brisbane Broncos' Red Hill headquarters.