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All Blacks bugged ahead of Wallabies Test

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Steve Tew (AFP)
Steve Tew (AFP)

Wellington - A sophisticated bugging device has been found in an All Blacks' hotel meeting room ahead of their Test against Australia in Sydney, officials confirmed on Saturday.

The device was planted inside a chair and found during a routine sweep of the room in the lead up to the opening Rugby Championship clash on Saturday night, with police called in to investigate.

"A listening device was found in a meeting room this week during a routine security check," New Zealand Rugby (NZR) chief executive Steve Tew said.

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