6 Jul 2010

All Blacks won't be baited by Springbok coach

2:53 pm on 6 July 2010

The All Blacks are refusing to be baited by comments from the Springboks coach Peter De Villiers ahead of the opening tri nations test in Auckland on Saturday.

De Villiers says his World and Tri Nations champions, while they respect the All Blacks are no longer in awe of them, but the All Blacks assistant coach Steve Hansen isn't biting.

Meanwhile Hansen is saying nothing either away about speculation that he'll fill the vacant Highlanders Super 15 coaching job.

The All Blacks coach Graham Henry admitted last week there was some foundation to the speculation.