Former All Blacks captain Seán Fitzpatrick has claimed that "scuffles" have broken out during the All Blacks training sessions ahead of Saturday's series decider against the British and Irish Lions.
Tensions appear to be high in the New Zealand camp with Fitzpatrick stating that he has spoken to players who told him that there have been moments this week when tensions between players boiled over, leading to small arguments between the teammates.
Fitzpatrick doesn't necessarily see the alleged scuffles as a bad thing, as he feels that his home nation are under pressure.
"They won't need to do much this week. I've spoken to a couple of the guys, the tension is quite high. There's been a couple of little scuffles at training, which is a good sign.
Fitzpatrick played 92 times for the All Blacks and feels "they are under a little bit of pressure, for the first time in a long while actually."
Hansen rejected these claims though saying, “I don't know where it came from. I've read a few things this morning that have just come out of nowhere, and that's one of them."
"There were no fights at training.”