A court has heard that the All Blacks were so worried about security in Sydney that a search was carried out to check if listening devices had been buried under the oval they were training on.
The New Zealand rugby team's security fears were revealed during a court hearing yesterday for security guard Adrian Gard accused of making up claims he found a bugging device in the team's Sydney hotel last year.
Gard has pleaded not guilty in the Downing Centre Local Court to making a false representation resulting in a police investigation after claiming he discovered the bug in a chair in the All Blacks' meeting room at the Intercontinental Hotel in Double Bay in August 2016.
Witness Charles Carter who owns the company 'The Bug Sweepers' told the court Gard had asked him to carry out a sweep for bugs at North Sydney Oval where the All Blacks were training on Monday August 15 and later at the team hotel.
The All Blacks will take on the Wallabies at 10pm next Saturday in the Bledisloe Cup opener.
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