The All Blacks' stance on Sevu Reece has gone from questionable to disastrous with Steve Hansen's unfortunate radio interview over the weekend.
A silver lining to the dark cloud over this All Black World Cup campaign, because of Reece's selection in the first 2019 squad, is the spotlight it has brought on domestic violence.
But the inadvertent good stuff ends there.
And coach Hansen's disingenuous statement that domestic violence is "not just restricted to males assaulting women" is an insult to the intelligence.
"Women assault males too. It's not a gender thing, it's a New Zealand problem," Hansen