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All Blacks assistant coach Steve Hansen said on Thursday he wanted to take over as New Zealand’s head coach if incumbent Graham Henry stood down after the Rugby World Cup.
Australia on Thursday backed New Zealand’s call for changes to international rugby financing, but stopped short of following the All Blacks’ threat to boycott the 2015 World Cup.
All Blacks’ scrum guru Mike Cron said on Wednesday he wanted “smarter” play from the New Zealand pack, advising his players to tone down their aggression in the final Rugby World Cup pool game against Canada.
Injury-hit South Africa made six changes to the team that will face Fiji in Wellington on Saturday but received a Rugby World Cup boost with veteran lock Bakkies Botha’s return from an achilles tendon strain.