IMPROVING ON A SATISFYING PERFORMANCE – AB’S COACH STEVE HANSEN – SEPTEMBER 30th 2012
Steve Hansen‘s All Blacks rugby football side are on the trot with a winning run of 14 matches, just shy of the record set by their All Black predecessors between 1965 and 1970.
Here’s his words today: “Records are something that reflect what you’ve done rather than something you should be chasing.”
“It was one our best performances of the season. The manner we did it was very satisfying.”
“To be able to attack like that, you have to have a platform and the forwards played very well today.”
Argentina’s coach’s thoughts: ”We set put to try to do things better with the ball but we took a step back in our defensive organisation,” Pumas coach Santiago Phelan (pictured below) said.
“Some of their tries came from our mistakes but others were due to (New Zealand’s) effectiveness,” he added.
Hansen also said: “There’s still areas to improve one and one of them is the delivery and connection between the forwards and backs. The first two lineouts I think we struggled to do that and that’s platforms we didn’t have to attack off.
Once we worked into the game and got our composure and dealt with what was happening to interfere with the calmness and clarity inside their brains we linked up and did score some great tries. To be able to attack like that you’ve got to have a platform to attack off so the forwards can be very proud.”
You are your own laser light. NZ, so proud to see rugby played like that. :)
[Photo: The All Blacks celebrate after winning the inaugural Rugby Chamionship. Photo - Getty Images. Photo 2: Steve Hansen, OTD. Photo 3: Getty Images].
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