English: Photo of Steve Hansen, All Blacks assistant coach. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: New Zeland rugby union player Kieran Read and the rest of the All Blacks visit Christchurch during the Rugby World Cup. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Kieran Read believes the All Blacks have taken on the personality of coach Steve Hansen in 2013.
The All Blacks number eight has added the Kel Tremain Memorial Trophy for New Zealand Player of the Year to his IRB gong earlier in the week.
Read has paid coach Steve Hansen the ultimate compliment.
“The camaraderie we have at the moment is certainly the way Steve is. It’s hard to change a team that’s done so well, in a positive way.
“He’s certainly done that. It’s great fun to be a part of.”
Hansen has been named coach of the year and the All Blacks Team of the Year.
Ben Smith is Super Rugby Player of the Year and Andy Ellis ITM Cup Player of the Year.
Kelly Brazier is New Zealand Women‘s Player of the Year.
Photo: Steve Hansen (Photosport)