"It was definitely the toughest time. I keep going back to the reasons why I coach and many times I ask myself at night am I making the decision for the right reasons. Because I think it's going to make the team better?" added Hesson.
Hesson feels despite taking the tough call, the situation could have been handled in a better manner.
"It was a really untidy time. But I don't regret the decision. I certainly regret the fallout from it and the way people felt throughout it. I still think it was the right decision. Could it have been done better? Of course it could have," he said.
Hesson added that it was a difficult period for whole New Zealand unit.
"I have a lot of empathy for what Ross went through and it was a really difficult time for the whole team. And we also had people within the environment being a little bit snaky around it as well in terms of trying to play both sides," he stated.