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Hansen hopes Chiefs lessons learned

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 8/09/2016 Angelo Risso

New Zealand rugby union head coach Steve Hansen. © AP Images New Zealand rugby union head coach Steve Hansen. All Blacks boss Steve Hansen hopes all rugby players across New Zealand have learned their lesson from the Chiefs stripper saga.

Every player on the Chiefs' 2016 roster was issued a formal warning on Wednesday for their part in post-season celebrations at the Okoroire hot pools.

However no players will face further action after New Zealand Rugby found allegations of sexual assault to be groundless.

Chiefs players were alleged to have hired and subsequently licked, touched and short-changed a stripper at their "Mad Monday" celebrations known as Scarlette.

Hansen told reporters on Thursday that he stood by his view that Mad Mondays should be banned.

But he hoped lessons could be learned from the Chiefs incident and better structures put in place for supervising young players around alcohol.

"It's been disappointing for rugby and everybody associated with it," Hansen said.

"Alcohol and young people - you've got to put some clear defined messages to those people about how they're going to conduct themselves."

Hansen also denied the incident had disrupted his All Blacks squad's Rugby Championship preparations.

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