Brodie Retallick All Blacks need to cut out ‘dumb footy’

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The All Blacks have rarely been at their best in the southern hemisphere championship in World Cup years and coach Steve Hansen is not about to push the panic button despite his side shipping a record 47 points in a loss to Australia in Saturday.

The 47-29 loss even threatened New Zealand’s decade-long reign at the top of the world rankings but Hansen was far more concerned about the poor decisions his players made in Perth.

Scott Barrett becoming only the fourth All Blacks player to be sent off in a test was the most obvious transgression but there was also a penalty given away by flanker Ardie Savea for a slap to the head of Australia skipper Michael Hooper.

“That’s dumb footy and we’ve got to be smarter than that,” Hansen said after the game. “Our changing shed is very disappointed and that’s how it should be. We didn’t perform to the standard that we should do and Australia g

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