17 Jun '11, 9am

All Blacks face Rugby World Cup Twitter ban

All Blacks face Rugby World Cup Twitter ban

Coach Graham Henry told Sky Television on Thursday the New Zealand team had not previously had a Twitter policy, other than to warn players to think carefully before tweeting. -- PHOTO: AP WELLINGTON - THE All Blacks have been banned from using their individual Twitter accounts during this year's Rugby World Cup because team management fears the social networking site may be too distracting. Coach Graham Henry told Sky Television on Thursday the New Zealand team had not previously had a Twitter policy, other than to warn players to think carefully before tweeting. But he said players would be told to refrain from using Twitter during the World Cup in September and October. Manager Darren Shand confirmed the ban and said it had been devised by senior players. 'We don't want players doing it individually, it just creates distraction,' Shand said. 'We want to be totally focus...

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