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He didn't just play for the All Blacks; he didn't just play for King County or his club; he just gave back in many other ways and he is true rugby.feedback
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Aug 20 2017
Steve Hansen has most recently been quoted in an article called Warren Gatland says his Kiwi instinct was a crucial factor in Lions series draw. Steve Hansen said, “I think he just over-thought it. If he had gone with his instincts, he would have made the right decision. I bet he is not feeling good about that.”. Steve Hansen has been quoted a grand total of 88 times in 33 articles.
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Jul 02 2017

Rugby has been needing something like this for a while. It's moments like this that go down in history and excite young people to say: 'Hey, I want to be part of this,' not only as a player, but also as a fan.feedback

Jul 01 2017

The red card was a red card, if the ref says it's a red card, you don't have any say in it. It was one of those ones that could have been a yellow or a red, but he chose it to be a red so you just have to live with it. There's no point whining about it, Sonny didn't use his arms so he put himself at risk, and unfortunately he collected young Anthony's head and put him at risk. You don't want that and the referee deemed it a red card, so off you go boy.feedback

Jul 01 2017

I'm not Sonny Bill so I don't know what his intent was. Things happen in the heat of the moment and players end up on the wrong side of the law. Are they intentional? I don't think anyone does that.feedback

Jun 30 2017

We had to go through the process of thinking do we make a change at 10 and play Beauden at full-back or do we make a change at wing and play Izzy Dagg at full-back. And at the end of the day we wanted Beauden to steer the ship at 10 and it became a no-brainer.feedback

Jun 29 2017

While it's disappointing to lose both Ben Smith and Ryan Crotty, it creates an opportunity for others.feedback

Jun 29 2017

The last Test was a beauty and, with a little bit more luck, they could have easily won. We have to front up on Saturday. It's OK doing it once; we have to do it again.feedback

Jun 28 2017 - Israel

Whilst it's disappointing to lose both Ben Smith and Ryan Crotty, it creates an opportunity for others.feedback

Jun 26 2017

Rugby is about playing within the laws and in this case we are trying to charge the kick down and/or tackle him. Both those things are legal. That's what the game is built around.feedback

Jun 26 2017

Two weeks ago we cheated in the scrums, last week it was blocking and now he's saying this. It's really, really disappointing to hear it because what he is implying is that we are intentionally going out to injure somebody and that is not the case.feedback

Jun 25 2017

Both those things are legal. It doesn't mean to say that he has the right to go about the park.feedback

Jun 25 2017

There's a guy who is watching for foul play all the time, and if he thought it was foul play he would have indicated it to the referee and he would have done something about it in the course of the 80 minutes. It wasn't, and it never was, and it never will be as long as I'm involved with the All Blacks. Because yes we want to play hard, but we want to play fair. It's just not the way work in our world, and as I say it's pretty disappointing.feedback

Jun 25 2017

[He] failed the concussion tests so he is undergoing protocols and Damian McKenzie will come in for him.feedback

Jun 24 2017

There were a lot of question marks about the young fella ... was he ready? That second try, not many people would have scored it, because the guys chasing him are very good players and very quick. He was just lucky enough to be a little quicker.feedback

Jun 24 2017

You don't become the No 1 side in the world without having a quality tight five. I always find it amusing when people tell us they are going to beat us up in the tight five. We can play down-and-dirty rugby if we have to. We felt that we could hurt them if we could get in there.feedback

Jun 24 2017

To be the All Black captain you've got to have a lot of character, courage and be a fierce warrior. The job isn't done. It's a three-match series. Winning one gives us an advantage.feedback

Jun 24 2017

I thought the score in the end made it look easy – but it wasn't easy. I thought the Lions played magnificently at times.feedback

Jun 24 2017

When they can score tries like that first one, you sit there thinking – they should be doing things like that more often. Because it was one of the best Test tries I've ever seen.feedback

Jun 24 2017

It was one of the best Test tries I've ever seen.feedback

Jun 24 2017

We've got to be extremely proud of what [the forwards] did. You don't become the No1 side in the world without having a quality tight five.feedback

Jun 24 2017

This Test was always going to be won in the tight five. We won that battle, but that doesn't guarantee that will happen next week.feedback

Jun 22 2017

Have we got concerns? We just want the referees to referee the way they said they would in March and to be consistent. Will there be mistakes? Yes there will be because they are human, just like both teams will make mistakes.feedback

Jun 22 2017

There is no point in trying to bully the referees publicly in the media. We will talk about it in private and he will get his interpretations across of what he wants and it will be up to us to go out and deliver that.feedback

Jun 22 2017

The referee has got the hardest job in the world, I reckon. With blocking the rule says that as long as you don't change your direction of running then you are entitled to run back and help your teammate. And that is the key. Turn around and run back and don't change your line and if your line is the same then you are not blocking. If you run five metres to get in front of someone then you are dumb. That is dopey and in that case, Gats is quite right.feedback

Jun 22 2017

It's a wasted emotion because if the thing you're worrying about has happened, you need to fix it so there's no point worrying about it. And if it hasn't happened, then get a plan so you don't have to worry about it.feedback

Jun 22 2017

It happens every week. If you look at the Samoa game then it happened to us and I am sure if Warren is willing and able to look closely at his own team, they have been doing it too.feedback

Jun 22 2017

If I talk to you [media] about it then I am applying pressure and that is comparable to bullying him so I don't want to do that. I'll just quietly talk to him on Friday and there are certain areas of the game we will talk about and they will be consistent with what everyone talked about in March (at a World Rugby referees' conference).feedback

Jun 22 2017

We had a look at what we were after and then looked at the whole season and we just felt that Rieko's been the guy that's been in best form throughout the year.feedback

Jun 22 2017

He's got electrifying speed and we just think for this particular match he's the boy. I guess the proof will be in the pudding.feedback

Jun 22 2017

It's an exciting time," because "in 48 hours we'll get some answers.feedback

Jun 22 2017

I overheard Sandy Carmichael saying to Colin Meads, How do you like that scrummaging, boyo?feedback

Jun 22 2017

Worry, is a waste of emotion. If the thing you're worrying about has happened, then there's no point worrying about it. And if you're worrying about something that hasn't happened, then make a plan to fix it so you don't have to worry about it. But yes.feedback

Jun 22 2017

More than ready to do the job we want him to do, otherwise we wouldn't have put him out there.feedback

Jun 21 2017

This was a really tough team to pick because there were a number of players in great form vying for positions. I'd also like to congratulate Rieko (Ioane) on getting his first start for the All Blacks. His outstanding form throughout the season, including against the Lions, has earned him his start on the wing.feedback

Jun 18 2017

It shows how physically resilient he is. That will be tested, though, in this series because he's had such a long time out. But he's a big man, a tough man, with great mental fortitude.feedback

Jun 18 2017

One is from Kurow and the other is from south Auckland. It's pretty simple. They just have different upbringings.feedback

Jun 18 2017

Getting one Test is a massive achievement. To play 100 takes a very special player.feedback

Jun 16 2017

Do I think it's a good move? He clearly wants to bring them in so he can have two squads. Asking guys to play Test matches and then a midweek game is tough, so it's probably a smart play. It's about as many as Clive brought in now. He [Gatland] should have brought them in the beginning.feedback

Jun 16 2017

Do I expect them to do something different? Well, Gatland keeps telling us he's got something up his sleeve other than his arm so we'll wait and see. He's started running out of time to get the practice. I've always said, once you have the style that works for you, you usually stick with it, so it's going to be a big move if he changes. He'd be a massive loss. He's a world-class player. There's a lot of respect for him in our group.feedback

Jun 16 2017

We're finished for the weekend and we've come out with no injuries. We get to sit down now and get excited about what's ahead.feedback

May 31 2017

You'd want to be there a week at the minimum.feedback

May 10 2017 - World Cup

They're one of [our rivals], along with South Africa, Australia and France. By the time the World Cup comes around, any one of a number of teams could win the tournament. England are getting better and better all the time, but they're in a really strong pool. It's going to be interesting. Will we play Japan between now and the World Cup? We'll have to wait and see, but it wouldn't be a silly idea.feedback

May 10 2017 - Japan

Everyone is saying that Pool C is the pool of death, and Pool B is easier. But you're in what you're in. England will be like us – just looking forward to getting here. They're a good side.feedback

Apr 20 2017

There are a number of people who are playing very, very well who haven't been All Blacks, and there are a number of All Blacks who are playing well.feedback

Apr 20 2017

Our job is to make sure we keep a good eye on what they do in the games they play prior to us and try and get a read. We have to get on with our job, make sure our game is as good as it can be as soon as it can be, and make sure that we've got as much covered as we possibly can.feedback

Apr 20 2017

There are always going to be surprises, with some people being selected and some people not being selected. And that comes down to people's opinions, doesn't it? The guy that has the last say is the guy that is usually coaching them. I think he [Hartley] would have been an asset, but I'm not picking the team. There is depth all the way through. That's why people like Hartley and some of the Scottish boys have missed out because there is so much depth.feedback

Apr 20 2017

It is going to be a very good side, and they will come with a lot of expectation, which I think is going to be interesting to see how they cope with that - a lot more expectation than they've been used to, because people expect them to win. [The squad] is pretty much what you would expect from Warren. He likes his big ball-carriers in the middle of the park and his big, grunty forwards, so that is what he has picked, and I would expect that we are going to get a similar game style to what we've always got whenever we have played a Warren Gatland team.feedback

Apr 20 2017 - Ford

You've only got to look at the five-eighths [fly-halves]. A guy like Finn Russell has been playing really well and can't even make the team because they've got [Jonathan] Sexton, [Owen] Farrell and [Dan] Biggar there. You have also got young [George] Ford missing out. There is a lot of depth right through all the positions. The locks are the same, the loosies [back-row forwards] are the same.feedback

Apr 20 2017

I think this is the best British and Irish Lions team that we've seen come here for a long, long time.feedback

Mar 14 2017

Eddie's obviously not very used to getting compliments. It's not about playing a game. In this case I – and the team – genuinely believe they should be complimented.feedback

Mar 12 2017

We always thought England had plenty of talent but did not want to work hard.feedback

Mar 12 2017

I'd like to congratulate England on equalling the record. It's great for rugby because we want competition and games that people want to watch and get excited by. Eddie has come in and instilled a want and a desire that probably hasn't been there before.feedback

Mar 12 2017

When the time comes it's going to be a cracker, isn't it?feedback

Mar 12 2017

Hopefully the game lives up to the hype when it eventually happens because there will be plenty.feedback

Mar 12 2017

To achieve what they have achieved you need a team. Look at their lock situation, they've got heaps. Look at their five-eighth situation, they've got two world class players there. That's the exciting part and that's the difference. They've got a squad who want to go to another level and try to get better every time they play. And that to me is better than having one or two superstars.feedback

Feb 12 2017

We appreciate the decision 'Izzy' and his wife Daisy have made and to be able to plan the future, knowing that we'll have him involved makes life so much easier for us all, and we look forward to the challenges ahead.feedback

Feb 12 2017

To have a player of Israel's ability and versatility re-sign is a major lift for all levels of New Zealand Rugby.feedback

Mar 02 2016

Eddie has installed a want and a desire that perhaps has not been there before and a commitment to each other. We always thought England had plenty of talent but did not want to work hard but they are doing that under Eddie and actually loving it. Funnily enough, the harder you work, the more results you get so it is no surprise they are putting a run together that is pretty impressive.feedback

Oct 25 2015

It was always going to be close, they're a great side and they showed that again. I was really proud of our guys, they kept their composure.feedback

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