Flight delay doesn't worry All Blacks

Date published: September 20 2014

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A cancelled flight to Buenos Aires isn't enough to put New Zealand off their rhythm according to Steve Hansen and Richie McCaw.

A cancelled flight to Buenos Aires isn't enough to put New Zealand off their rhythm according to Steve Hansen and Richie McCaw.

The Rugby Championship leaders suffered a minor setback to their schedule when their flight out of Auckland on Saturday was grounded.

The squad will now fly out first thing on Sunday.

“It's more a nuisance than anything,” Hansen told Stuff.

“We'll still get to BA in plenty of time, and we can do some stuff today, just mix and match a wee bit and adapt and adjust.”

McCaw added that New Zealand could no have complaints regarding their upcoming 32,000km trip to South America and then South Africa, given the other sides have done the same.

“The reality is you can't change it, so we'll get on the flight tomorrow, we'll still get there Sunday, so its actually normal really and we'll still have a full week getting over things and getting ready for the game,” said McCaw.

“It's what you've got to do and we all realise what we're in for.

“You just learn for a couple of days you've got to get over the travel, you've just got to be mentally engaged, and come Saturday you're usually feeling pretty good.

“There are no excuses. We had to play South Africa and Argentina here the last couple of weeks and we didn't hear them moaning about the travel. We've got to go over and not have any excuses.”

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