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.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen disapproves of the trial-by-social-media notion after claims that match officials missed incidents of foul play in the victory over the Springboks.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen approved of World Rugby’s decision to amend their HIA law after confusion around flank Sam Cane in the win over the Springboks.
Hear the reactions of the Springbok coach and captain, as well as their counterparts, following the Pool B opener in Yokohama.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen discusses the difficulty of picking World Cup winners, while Kieran Read talks up the clash with the Springboks as ‘one of the biggest’ of his career.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is hoping midfielder Sonny Bill Williams can impact the game positively from the bench against the Springboks on Saturday.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has slammed Rassie Erasmus’ comments about officiating ahead of the titanic clash in Yokohama. JON CARDINELLI in Tokyo reports.
Springbok centre Damian de Allende is looking forward to potentially clashing with All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams in Saturday’s Pool B opener.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says the Springboks’ defence will give them opportunities to attack in their World Cup opener in Yokohama on Saturday.
Steve Hansen speaks about the All Blacks’ first full training day in Kashiwa after they landed in Japan on Monday ahead of the World Cup.