Steve Hansen praises knockout experience after World Cup quarter-final victory

Steve Hansen praised his players experience of knockout rugby as New Zealand emphatically Reserved their place

The head coachs players havent lost a game in the contest and made the magnificent 80 minutes of rugby to see-off Ireland.
The first attempt of the outfit came in the 11th minute and they never looked back in this. Later, Hansen was quick to praise his players attitude and strategy.
Experience is a funny thing, isnt it? Our young men have been involved with championship-winning teams at Super Rugby, in big moments, and that is the reason it is possible to select them with assurance, said the head coach.
Their enthusiasm, excitement and ability to play in the shape they are in is essential and so is the leadership and experience of the guys whove been through the challenging minutes in Baseball.
Together with ruler Rory retiring, also his counterpart taking charge of Ireland for the final time in Tokyo, Hansen also took a minute to praise both of their contributions through recent years.
I would really enjoy the chance on behalf of the All Blacks to congratulate two guys in the opposition – Rory Best and Joe Schmidt, he said. Both have had magnificent careers in their various functions for Ireland.
Theyve made a difference in their period. Both those men, I understand, are finishing up and wed like to acknowledge them openly for what a wonderful job theyve done.
The focus turned and spoke extremely highly of the way by the No led the defending champions on the day and 8 performed.
The next thing Id like to admit publicly is that the large fella together with me here [Read]. He has come back from a back injury, copped a lot of flak so has his play but as that injurys got better.
It is not simply that, he has led the team really well and I believe hes even gone to a higher level at the World Cup.
Our attack has gone to a different level and he [Ian Foster] so coaching the finest I have seen. Scott McLeod is doing an excellent job with my friend and all the defence Crono [Mike Cron] is certainly doing a great job. We wouldnt have a team without these four people so Id love to thank them
New Zealands remarkable quarter-final performance sees them produce a four encounter with Eddie Jones England.
England are currently coming to the clash off the rear of their own victory that is quarter-final that is emphatic – punishing Australia 40-16 at Oita – and also Hansen shared Jones love.
Im looking forward to playing them too now we have earned the right. I dont think tonights the night for us to be speaking about that although they will be a large challenge.
Well appreciate our moment, it was a special Test match, one that the All Blacks, New Zealanders and the players could be pleased with. We will not think until tomorrow about England. Theyre not even on my head

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