# Steve Hansen

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19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# Steve Hansen
'If it was the All Blacks, they’d probably be called chokers' - Hansen's warning for Ireland
Former New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen believes pressure could be a problem for Ireland at the 2023 World Cup.
Last year
# Fallout
Hansen: Relationship between New Zealand Rugby and All Blacks 'worst it's ever been'
The former All Blacks head coach also believes Ireland were ‘outstanding’ in claiming a 2-1 series win in New Zealand.
All time
# best built
Steve Hansen confirms move to Japanese outfit
The former New Zealand boss has accepted a role at Toyota Verblitz.
# continuity
Beauden Barrett backs Foster for All Blacks job
The New Zealand playmaker has suggested they should promote from within to replace Steve Hansen.
# Challenge
'They earn a sh*tload of money, so they're able to pay the fines'
The All Blacks insist they had no issues with England’s response to their haka last weekend.
# perspective
'My kids aren't going to love me less' - Emotional All Blacks front up to defeat
The All Blacks were still hurting badly this morning after their defeat to England.
# Future
With Hansen and Read departing, what next for the All Blacks?
New Zealand must appoint a new head coach and captain as the next era begins.
# annoyed
Hansen invites journalist to 'spend some time outside' after 'disrespectful question'
The All Blacks boss admitted to having regrets about his big selection decision.
# Reaction
'We knew we'd have to keep taking away time and space from them'
Eddie Jones was delighted his with his team’s performance after England recorded a dominant win over New Zealand.
# Knowledge
'What is it they've experienced? Ireland's experience was not to win' - Hansen
The All Blacks boss pointed out that his team had experience of winning World Cup knock-out games.
# Familiar Foes
Schmidt v Hansen: The decisive bout in a memorable rivarly
This weekend’s World Cup quarter-final between Ireland and New Zealand will be the fifth, and potentially final meeting between two of rugby’s most successful head coaches.
# Big Boost
Retallick makes return as Jordie Barrett starts at 10 for the All Blacks
The world-class second row has been sidelined since late July.
# Getting there
All Blacks 'starting to see the old Sonny Bill Williams' again, insists Hansen
The two-time World Cup winner has been plagued by injury in recent years.
# Three Wise Men
Barrett brothers on cusp of All Blacks history as Hansen makes 11 changes
The New Zealand head coach has adjusted his side significantly for Wednesday’s game against Canada.
# Criticism
All Blacks coach hits out at trial by social media
New Zealand skipper Kieran Read, prop Joe Moody and South African Pieter-Steph du Toit have all come under fire, and Steve Hansen is not happy.
# favourites
'I can’t be telling you Irish too much!' - All Black 'pioneers' aim to go three-in-a-row
Steve Hansen said Ireland are World Cup favourites after going number one in the rankings.
# RWC2019
Hansen admits he has 'rolled the dice' on Retallick fitness with one eye on quarters
The All Blacks will make do without their powerful lock during the pool phase.
# Rugby World Cup
Shock in All Blacks' World Cup squad as 108-cap Owen Franks dropped
Ngani Laumape and Liam Squire also miss out on a place on the plane.
# Positivity
Hansen insists he's 'loving it' as top All Blacks axed
The coach showed no mercy after last week’s thrashing in Sydney, dumping prop Owen Franks and wings Ben Smith and Rieko Ioane.
# Changes
Big names dropped for All Blacks' 'must-win' Test
Owen Franks and Ben Smith will not feature in the Bledisloe Cup clash against Australia.
# Rivalry
Cheika dismisses Hansen's 'Mickey Mouse' jibe ahead of All Blacks clash
The New Zealand coach made the remarks at a charity event earlier this year.
# Strong XV
Barrett and Mo'unga start together again as All Blacks name imposing team
Ardie Savea and Sam Cane have both been named in the back row.
# Super Rugby
All Blacks star Jordie Barrett commits to Hurricanes after Beauden's switch
The 22-year-old has renewed his contract with New Zealand Rugby ahead of the World Cup.
# Blow
Shoulder injury leaves All Blacks with World Cup concern for Retallick
New Zealand face an anxious wait for further updates on Brodie Retallick’s dislocated shoulder.
# playmakers
Barrett moves to 15 as All Blacks bring in Crusaders star Mo'unga at 10
Steve Hansen has named his two best out-halves to start against the Springboks.
# Ins and outs
All Blacks star Barrett swaps Hurricanes for Super Rugby rivals Blues
The 28-year-old will remain in New Zealand until after the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
# clarification
All Blacks coach Hansen rows back on domestic violence comments
Hansen insisted he was not ‘minimising poisonous’ effects of domestic violence.
# big year
Four new faces in Hansen's extended All Blacks squad for Rugby Championship
Connact castaway Sevu Reece is in the 39-strong squad announced for openers against Argentina and South Africa.
# stick to the process
'We're not going into our shell or worrying, I think a lot of people outside are'
Keith Earls says Ireland will ‘be back to themselves soon enough’ as Joe Schmidt’s side bid to finish the Six Nations strongly.
# Mind Games
Hunters? Hunted? Schmidt's Ireland not interested in Hansen's perception
Joe Schmidt and his coaches have had some ‘very tough’ selection meetings ahead of the France game.
# Black Ops
All Black coach Hansen stokes Cheika rivalry with 'Mickey Mouse' jibe
New Zealand’s head coach admits he actively uses mind games against other coaches, though not against ‘a good coach and a mate’ Joe Schmidt.
# family first
Steven Hansen to step down from All Blacks job after 2019 World Cup
‘I do feel it’s right for the team for me to stand down,’ he said.
# Top Job
Crusaders coach Robertson would 'take a good look' at All Blacks job
The 44-year-old has guided the Christchurch side to back-to-back Super Rugby titles and is a highly-regarded young coach.
# Back in black
All Blacks make 11 changes for final November Test against Italy
Ardie Savea, Kieran Read, Beauden Barrett, and Damien McKenzie are the only players to keep their places.
# Coach Shuffle
Hansen to decide on future next month as Ireland hope to hang onto Schmidt
The All Blacks boss says Ireland will find out how it feels to be the best side in the world.
# History
Stunning Stockdale score sees Schmidt's Ireland down the All Blacks again
A sublime defensive effort from Peter O’Mahony and his team-mates was key.
# Showtime
Poll: Who do you think will win tonight's Ireland-New Zealand Test match?
Can Ireland repeat their heroics from 2016?
# possession is 9/10 of the law
Hansen's All Blacks intent on doing 'a wee bit of suffocating ourselves'
The All Blacks won’t be in a rush to kick possession Ireland’s way.
# Midfield
Powerful centre Laumape joins All Blacks squad ahead of Ireland clash
Sonny Bill Williams will miss the game in Dublin on Saturday.
# the big one
Schmidt says Ireland 'need to get the car tuned' as All Blacks arrive in Dublin
The Kiwis will provide a far sterner test than Argentina did last weekend.