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The All Blacks are baffled their own security consultant has been charged over the installation of a listening device in their meeting room at the team’s Sydney hotel in 2016.

The bug was discovered embedded in a chair in the room at Double Bay’s InterContinental in August before New Zealand’s Bledisloe Cup clash with Australia.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says the charge seems “bizarre and unbelievable”.


“”It’s very hard to understand,” he said in a statement.

“The charged man has worked for the All Blacks, and many other organisations, for a long time and is someone who is trusted and well respected by us.”

The 51-year-old has been charged with public mischief and will appear in Waverley Local Court on March 21.

“At the time of the alleged offence, the man was employed as a security consultant,” NSW Police said in a statement on Tuesday.

The whole thing has been weird. ?And now they won’t even name the “security consultant” in New Zealand media reports.

It will be interesting what the court case reveals. ?There is one obvious working theory that simply won’t make anyone look good. ?The other one is that the consultant is taking the hit and will be rewarded for not telling the truth.


– aapnzn via Yahoo! News