Steve Hansen http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/45762/all en RugbyU: Hansen to guide All Blacks to 2015 World Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/rugbyu-hansen-guide-all-blacks-2015-world-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will oversee New Zealand's Rugby World Cup title defence in 2015 after being given a two-year contract extension, the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) said Wednesday.</p> <p>Hansen was initially appointed for a two-year term in late 2011 after serving as assistant coach under Graham Henry when the All Blacks won the showcase tournament on home soil.</p> <p>NZRU chief executive Steve Tew said Hansen had proved a success in the top job and deserved a shot at steering the team to back-to-back world titles in England.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/rugbyu-hansen-guide-all-blacks-2015-world-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Zealand Rugby Union Rugby union Sports Steve Hansen AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 03:00:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5808626 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Hansen backs Smith despite slow start http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131107/rugbyu-hansen-backs-smith-despite-slow-start <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Zealand coach Steve Hansen expects centre Ben Smith to go from strength to strength despite a difficult start to life in the All Black jersey.</p> <p>Although his preferred position is full-back, Smith originally played as a winger for New Zealand but failed to set the world alight with his early performances.</p> <p>However, having switched to centre alongside Ma'a Nonu earlier this year, he has reaped the benefits and has already scored 12 tries for the All Blacks since the beginning of 2013.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131107/rugbyu-hansen-backs-smith-despite-slow-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Ma'a Nonu New Zealand national rugby union team Rugby union Social Issues Steve Hansen AFP Thu, 07 Nov 2013 14:47:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5982808 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: History making Hansen relieved and proud http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131124/rugbyu-history-making-hansen-relieved-and-proud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Zealand coach Steve Hansen said he was not only relieved but extremely proud of the world champions becoming the first team in the professional era to win all their Tests in a calendar year after they came from 22-7 down at half-time to beat Ireland 24-22 on Sunday.</p> <p>The All Blacks looked like they were down and out with the Irish in possession deep in their half with less than a minute to go but they got a penalty and moved the ball downfield for Ryan Crotty to score a try -- which Aaron Cruden converted at the second opportunity.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131124/rugbyu-history-making-hansen-relieved-and-proud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Graham Henry Rugby union Sports Steve Hansen AFP Sun, 24 Nov 2013 19:13:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5998887 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: All Blacks coach alarmed at sleeping pill abuse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140324/rugbyu-all-blacks-coach-alarmed-at-sleeping-pill-abuse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sleeping pill abuse is emerging as a major problem among elite athletes and rugby union cannot afford to ignore the issue, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen warned on Monday.</p> <p>Hansen was speaking after the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) revealed last week that All Blacks Cory Jane and Israel Dagg took prescription sleeping pills while on a night out in Auckland during the 2011 World Cup.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140324/rugbyu-all-blacks-coach-alarmed-at-sleeping-pill-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israel Dagg Rugby union Social Issues Sports Steve Hansen AFP Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:02:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6103129 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Hansen won't favour veterans at World Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140324/rugbyu-hansen-wont-favour-veterans-at-world-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said Monday he will not shy away from axeing his ageing superstars if it boosts New Zealand's chances of defending next year's Rugby World Cup.</p> <p>Hansen said there will be no room for emotion when he assesses whether veterans such as Richie McCaw, Dan Carter, Conrad Smith and Keven Mealamu make his squad for the tournament in England.</p> <p>"Much as we have a lot of loyalty to the players... we've got a greater loyalty to the team," he told Radio Livesport.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140324/rugbyu-hansen-wont-favour-veterans-at-world-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Keven Mealamu Rugby union Social Issues Steve Hansen Tri Nations AFP Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:05:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6103171 at http://www.globalpost.com