All Blacks assistant coach John Plumtree has taken exception to some of the Wallabies' tactics in last weekend's Bledisloe Cup opener at Wellington.
"There were several occasions where there were some off-ball incidents and stuff, but like I say, it's gotta be dealt with properly on the field," Plumtree says.
Richie Mo'unga found himself on the receiving end of several of those late hits, all of which went unpunished by referee Paul Williams.
"You've got a couple of senior players, in particular, pretty fired up about it," says Plumtree.
Plumtree wants the All Blacks to meet fire with fire, if it's a pattern that's repeated this weekend.
"If their intent is greater than ours around off-the-ball incidents, then we've just got to make sure we have a crack back at them," he says.
Anton Lienert-Brown believes matching the Wallabies physicality should be an easy fix.
"It doesn't take talent, it's something upstairs and you can feel it in the room this week that we've got plenty of that," says Lienert-Brown.
The All Blacks could be forced into major changes for the second test at Auckland's Cooper Catch Park, with Beauden Barrett and Sam Whitelock both in doubt through injury.
Barrett's yet to fully recover from the Achilles injury that saw him miss the Wellington draw, while Whitelock is suffering concussion symptoms.
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