All Blacks can stage protest

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The Independent Online
New Zealand are to allow their players to demonstrate their opposition to French nuclear testing in the Pacific on next month's tour of France.

George Verry, the New Zealand RFU chief executive , said that the governing body "will not stifle" any members of the All Blacks squad with strong anti-nuclear views. "Before the tour, we will be discussing with them and the team management appropriate means by which those views can be peacefully and responsibly expressed in France."