Hansen says that dealing with horses helped him to better understand his players Mark Barker/AP PhotoIt may be hard to believe now, given his burly frame and stooping gait, but Steve Hansen was raised on a family farm in Mosgiel, near Dunedin, wanting to be a jockey. His father, Des, was a highly-respected rugby coach but also a race-horse trainer. “You could watch the rugby, go to the races or work on the farm,” Hansen recalled of his childhood.
On Sunday Steve Hansen described the decisive third Test between New Zealand and the British & Irish Lions as the game that world rugby needed. The All Blacks coach was not deflecting attention away from his team’s first home defeat in eight years, he really meant it. Hansen believes that international rugby is in serious trouble and needs a show-stopping occasion such as the one that will play out at Eden Park on Saturday.
Auckland is expected to come to a standstill on Thursday when Team New Zealand’s triumphant America’s Cup crew return from Bermuda for a victory parade. The All Blacks present themselves as proud supporters of their Kiwi sailing cousins but recent history suggests that they cannot afford to get caught up in all the revelry days before their decisive Test against the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park.
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