Steve Hansen extends contract



  • Steve Hansen offered chance to be All Blacks coach until 2019. Mission Three-Bills-in-a-row has begun:http://www.planetrugby.com/news/hansen-set-to-receive-new-contract/



  • This deserved a response, so here it is
     
     
     
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  • Disppointing, NZRU!  Where's your sense of challenge!!



  • Good news. No, great news. No, fucking excellent news.



  • At least Foster won't be getting the reigns any time soon!



  • 'Finishing what he started' is the theme and after taking the current regime through to a 52-3 (plus two draws) record, Hansen has the best stats of any All Blacks coach.

    Any living ABs coach.



  • Article on All Blacks website: 



  • Disppointing, NZRU!  Where's your sense of challenge!!

    A Fern collective of selectors would have made it interesting!



  • More number 8's than you could poke a stick at!



  • A Fern collective of selectors would have made it interesting!

    I'm waiting for Hansen to aknowledge us as a key source of info re: selections and game plans during his tenure.



  • Any living ABs coach.

    52-3.. that is fucking outrageous stuff.



  • Any living ABs coach.

    Controversial, perhaps, but I'd argue for Steveo to be up there, if not on top.  The Needle had a perfect record, but only over 3 years and 14 tests.
     
    In his first year as Coach, Steve's ABs went unbeaten until their 14th game (although with a draw).  Steve has had extended success, over 4 1/2 years.  3 losses in that time is, frankly, incredible and given the competition I think exceeds the short but brilliant coaching career of the Needle.
     
    For the record, Allan's team played
    Lions 4x at home
    Australia 1x home and 2x away
    England, Wales, France and Scotland away
    France 3x at home
     
    Yes, I know it is different eras, and you can't compete with perfect, but there is a reason that a lot of records exclude short term results.



  • 52-3.. that is fucking outrageous stuff.

    Agreed. I can't believe he allowed the ABs to drop THAT many games!



  • 16 years as an All Black coach is some unheard of shit. But nothing about this run has been normal. Good luck to him. If he can somehow maintain this level of excellence he'll go down as one of the greatest coaches in any sport ever.



  • 52-3.. that is fucking outrageous stuff.

    It is - but, I don't think it trumps Fred Allen's 36 wins, one draw record (14-0 in tests).
     
    NZZP - different eras, but I think you have to add in Fred's record in non-test matches - which were a lot more lose-able in those days.



  • Obviously disappointing we weren't able to poach the best coach in the world currently Eddie Jones or the one before that Michael Cheika but I guess we will have to make do with Hansen, Smith, Cron, Fox and tolerate Foster.



  • I rmember when Henry was coach, a  group of ferners were questioning Hansens involvement in the AB's and that he had no place there.
     
    How times change and people can get better and learn. Poor ole knee-jerk just doesn't get used as often as he wishes.



  • i remember that! It's when we sucked wasn't it? And he was blamed because our lineout was an abortion, and a few other aspects of our forward play were pretty ordinary as well.



  • I rmember when Henry was coach, a  group of ferners were questioning Hansens involvement in the AB's and that he had no place there.
     
    How times change and people can get better and learn. Poor ole knee-jerk just doesn't get used as often as he wishes.

    He's certainly learned a lot. 🙂
     
    Around about the time he learned about contesting the throw on opposition lineouts he got a shitload better!!!!!