All Blacks captain Kieran Read and coach Steve Hansen both spoke passionately after their final match with the team in the bronze final on Friday.
The All Blacks claimed a 40-17 bronze final victory against Wales in Tokyo on Friday to give coach Steve Hansen a winning end to his tenure. DYLAN JACK reports.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says there are no excuses for his side’s World Cup semi-final defeat by England, and gave due credit to the performance of Eddie Jones’ men.
A selection of the best quotes from players and coaches at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan on Thursday.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says the inclusion of utility forward Scott Barrett over regular openside flank Sam Cane is tactical and not based on form.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has dismissed close friend Eddie Jones’ claims that England’s training session was spied on as a ‘distraction’.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says that there is no point in getting involved in mind games ahead of Saturday’s semi-final against England.
Departing coach Joe Schmidt says that Ireland’s failure to make the All Blacks work for their points was his side’s undoing following their 46-14 quarter-final defeat in Tokyo.
Brodie Retallick’s inclusion in the starting lineup to face Ireland after his recent return from injury shows how much the All Blacks value the star lock.
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has paid Japan the ultimate compliment by saying they were happy to avoid the Brave Blossoms in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.