06 STEVE HANSEN

NZ Rugby World - - Outside Influences -

There is no deny­ing the suc­cess and in­flu­ence Steve Hansen has had on the All Blacks.

He joined the team in 2004 as as­sis­tant coach and in eight years he helped the team boost their win ra­tio to 84 per cent.

Since he took over as head coach in 2012, that win ra­tio has jumped to 90 per cent. In six sea­sons the All Blacks have lost just five tests. It is an in­cred­i­ble record that in­cludes win­ning a World Cup and be­com­ing known as the most dom­i­nant team in his­tory.

Hansen has now been with the All Blacks for 14 years and presided over a cul­tural revo­lu­tion that saw the play­ers take greater con­trol of the run­ning of the team and the de­vel­op­ment of some of the best play­ers in rugby his­tory.

WIN­NING TOUCH Steve Hansen has presided over the most suc­cess­ful pe­riod in All Blacks his­tory.

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