All Black and commentator Marshall in stand-off

All Black Akira Ioane and Sky TV commentator Justin Marshall were involved in a late-night standoff and appeared to be separated by onlookers, a video has revealed.

It was filmed in the wake of the All Blacks' 32-22 defeat to Ireland on Saturday and appears to have been taken later that night in Wellington.

In the video, the All Black loose forward and Marshall, a former halfback for the New Zealand side and Crusaders player for 10 years from the mid-90s, appear to be arguing.

All Black winger Caleb Clarke is seen standing in the way of Marshall in a possible attempt to de-escalate the situation, while a number of other All Blacks are in the way of Ioane.

The video was sent to The New Zealand Herald with NZ Rugby chief executive  Mark Robinson included on the email.

Marshall was damning of the All Blacks' 2-1 series defeat, their first series loss to Ireland.

In an interview with SENZ radio he said there were issues starting with selections in the side.

"There are players that are in that team that probably shouldn't be there," Marshall said.

"Now that's a big statement I know, but I [wasn't] utterly convinced about the players that were put in that side and that [head coach] Ian Foster was trusting the All Blacks to go out there and win us a Test series against Ireland and therefore move on and win us a World Cup.

"There are lots of equations in the mix, like what the hell is Caleb Clarke doing there if his hamstring was never going to be right for the series?, Marshall asked.

"There's no point in having a guy there [that isn't fit to play]. They didn't need to name players that they couldn't use. Why did they do that?"

 

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