Dave Rennie hits again at Rieko Ioane over haka ‘disrespect’ : PlanetRugby

Dave Rennie has taken purpose at Rieko Ioane after the All Blacks centre stated Australia’s gamers ‘disrespected the haka’ throughout their earlier conflict.

Whereas New Zealand have been laying down the problem forward of the encounter in Melbourne, the Wallabies responded by lining up in a boomerang form and regularly shifting ahead.

Nonetheless, Ioane was sad with the hosts’ actions, in keeping with Rennie, with the top coach believing that the All Blacks participant’s angle was “a bit odd.”

Provides to the theatre

“I do know Rieko Ioane had rather a lot to say to our boys after the ultimate attempt, mouthing off at Folau Fainga’a about disrespecting the haka,” he advised reporters.

“Which is a bit odd as a result of as New Zealanders would know, when a workforce does a haka you reply with a haka; we don’t have the posh of responding with a haka.

“So our response was within the boomerang form and to maneuver ahead, and by throwing down a problem we’re accepting it.

“There’s a good bit of banter that goes on the sphere, and it simply provides to the theatre I believe.”

Unperturbed by Ioane, Rennie insisted that the Wallabies would do it once more.

“No, I imply, that’s our reply, it’s how we reply,” he added. “I used to be only a bit shocked that he thinks it’s disrespectful.

“That there’s an expectation that we simply stand there they usually throw a problem at us and we do nothing. Simply take it.

“We expect it’s a really respectful means of responding, and it’s distinctive to us due to the boomerang form, so we gained’t we gained’t be stopping that.”

Rennie additionally spoke concerning the controversial incidents which performed a key function within the final recreation and the following fallout from the conflict.

The pinnacle coach accepted Swain’s ban however believed there was one other piece of foul play, from Fletcher Newell on Scott Sio, which ought to have been picked up on.

It left Sio with a hamstring damage, ruling him out of their closing Rugby Championship match.

“In the long run, you may’t use it as a defence (to Swain’s incident) however we’re simply highlighting the truth that we’ve acquired one incident that’s been picked up, punished on discipline and off discipline, and one other instance that’s been glossed over,” Rennie stated.


One other massive name got here on the finish of the sport with referee Mathieu Raynal penalising the Wallabies for time-wasting, which led to Rugby Australia lodging a criticism with the game’s governing physique.

“We’ve clearly been in touch with World Rugby round it, they usually agreed with our issues,” Rennie stated. “We’ve determined to simply take that on the chin and we’re going to maneuver on.”

Rennie is searching for Australia to “go one higher this week” after they got here up simply quick in Melbourne regardless of a superb efficiency.

“Whereas we’re disillusioned, we’re not going to Eden Park with an opportunity of successful the Bledisloe Cup, it’s a fairly large recreation for the All Blacks nonetheless with a Rugby Championship crown up for grabs,” he added.

“So, we’re taking the sport very critically. It’s a giant match for us. It’s a giant match for them.

“There shall be a little bit of hype round it and the truth that there was a little bit of controversy on the finish of the sport, however it was nonetheless an unbelievable recreation of footy.”

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