14 Nov 2009

Tamati Ellison confident new look backline will be ok

7:04 am on 14 November 2009

After having three players cited in their last two tests the All Blacks will have to be on their best behaviour on Sunday morning in Italy.

The International Rugby Board's met with top referees in London and says there'll be a crackdown on scrum infringements and illegal tackles ahead of this weekend's internationals,


One of the main concerns is the number of reset and collapsed scrums and that could be a problem if the turf at Milan's San Siro stadium cuts up as badly as it did in Cardiff last Sunday.

Nevertheless, the debutant centre Tamati Ellison is confident the new-look All Black backline will click.