Bok loss won’t be ‘end of the world’ for All Blacks: Hansen

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Bok loss won’t be ‘end of the world’ for All Blacks: Hansen

As New Zealand found in 2011, you don’t have to necessarily win the pool to get into the final

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New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has insisted it “won’t be the end of the world” if his reigning champions lose their opening Rugby World Cup blockbuster against SA.

Every team that has won the World Cup has been unbeaten and Saturday’s Pool B clash between New Zealand and SA in Yokohama promises to be one of the games of the tournament.

“Clearly this is a big match because it’s the All Blacks vs SA, which is traditionally a massive match anyway,” said Hansen...

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