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

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

The head coachs players havent lost a game in the contest because 2007 and made the magnificent 80 minutes of rugby to see-off Ireland.
The outfits first attempt came in the 11th minute and they never looked back out of this. After, Hansen was quick to praise his players attitude and strategy.
Experience is a funny thing, isnt it? Our young guys have been involved in championship-winning teams in Super Rugby, in minutes, and that is why you can select them with confidence, said the head trainer.
Their enthusiasm, excitement and capacity to play from the shape theyre in is important and so is the leadership and experience of those guys whove been through the hard minutes in knockout rugby.
With ruler Rory retiring, and also his counterpart accountable for Ireland for the last time in Tokyo, Hansen took a minute to praise their gifts over recent years.
Id really like the chance on behalf of myself and the All Blacks to congratulate two men in the opposition – Rory Best and Joe Schmidt, he said. Both have experienced magnificent careers in their various functions for Ireland.
Theyve made a difference within their period. Both those guys, I know, are finishing up and wed like to acknowledge them publicly for what a great job they have done.
The focus subsequently turned and spoke highly of the way in which the No directed the defending champions on the afternoon and 8 performed.
The next thing Id like to acknowledge publicly is the big fella alongside me here [Read]. He has come back from a back injury, copped a lot of flak from folks about his kind but because injurys got so gets his play.
It is not only that, hes led the team really well and I believe he has gone into a greater degree in the World Cup.
Our attack has gone to a new level and he [Ian Foster] s coaching the best Ive seen. Scott McLeod is doing a fantastic job with the defence and my old partner Crono [Mike Cron] is definitely doing a great job with the forwards. We wouldnt have a group with no four individuals so Id love to thank them.
New Zealands impressive quarter-final performance sees them produce a mouth-watering last four experience with Eddie Jones England.
The battle is being approached by england off the back part of their very own success that is quarter-final that is emphatic – penalizing Australia 40-16 at Oita – and Hansen shared Jones love for the encounter.
Im looking forward to playing them also today we have got the right. I do not think tonight is the night for us although they will be a gigantic challenge.
We will appreciate our second, it turned out to be a special Test game, one that the All Blacks, New Zealanders and the players could be proud of. We will not think about England until tomorrow. Theyre not even on my head

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