The man accused of the bugging of the All Blacks hotel in Sydney last year has appeared in court today.
Adrian Gard did not enter a plea at the Waverley Local Court, but his lawyer has indicated he will plead not guilty.
The listening device was found in the team's meeting room at the InterContinental in Double Day last August.
The charge does not imply he placed the listening device, but he is alleged to have misled police over the matter.
Adrian Gard has been employed by the All Blacks as a security consultant in Australia for the last decade.
The discovery was revealed on the day of the Bledisloe Cup Test at ANZ Stadium, dominating the build‑up ahead of the All Blacks' 42‑8 victory.
He has previously denied any wrongdoing.