Lions coach Warren Gatland expressed his anger at the treatment received by his scrum-half during the All Blacks’ 30-15 victory at the weekend.Kaino was one player highlighted for focusing on Murray after a lunging tackle on the Ireland international’s standing leg as he kicked from the back of the scrum.New Zealand coach Steve Hansen was quick to defend his players on Monday and Kaino has reiterated there was no specific plan to take out Murray.”No, it’s never our intent to go out and injure someone,” Kaino said ahead of Saturday’s second Test.”I guess people have their opinions on it and all I can say is it wasn’t my intention to go out there and target his planted foot.”It’s never nice when you have things done to you outside the laws. The way we do things is within the spirit of the game.”When asked about the specific challenge, he added: “I didn’t go in to tackle him. I rolled into his leg. What I was trying to do was… his swinging foot, if you can disrupt that it’s like an ankle tap so you can disrupt the kick.”My timing was off and I rolled into his planted foot.”
The advancement of the coronavirus has not only affected the first team. Also Ray B, Ray Women and the lower categories have been suspended from their competitions over the next two weeks, as announced by the RFEF and the RFFM just a few hours ago. The incessant trickle of news and decisions caused on Wednesday, the amount of the tickets would have to be returned to those hundreds of fans who bought them at the beginning of the week to travel to Carranza. LaLiga announced this Thursday “the postponement, at least, of the next two days” of the championship due to the coronavirus. A scenario that is affecting absolutely all clubs. Without going further, Rayo Vallecano has exercised all week behind closed doors as a precaution, thus avoiding the usual presence of the public in the sessions. It is about minimizing the risk of contagion for both amateurs and professionals.Also, this morning, the redhead entity has announced that the training scheduled for Friday is suspended and it is still to be determined if the squad will work the weekend now that they will not have to travel to Cádiz to play. The measures not only focus on what is strictly sporty. And there will be no interviews or press conferences in the next few days. Veterans stopLightning veterans have confirmed the cancellation of both training sessions and scheduled matches in the coming days by the coronavirus. This was announced on their Social Networks, also calling for social responsibility to prevent further contagion.