Steve Hansen is a rugby union coach. Overview See also Playing rugby union A rugby union match lasts for 80 minutes (plus stoppage time with a short He was the head coach of the Welsh national team. The Wales national rugby union team represent Wales in international He became the ninth Welsh coach in 13 years, after Graham Henry parted company with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) in 2002. Graham Henry (born 8 June 1946 in Christchurch) is a New Zealand Rugby Union coach and head coach of the country's national team The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU ( Undeb Rygbi Cymru) is the governing body of Rugby union in Wales, recognised by the International Rugby Board During his first game in charge, Wales performed well but lost by 37-33 to France. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. This became a familiar theme during his tenure as coach. Events reached a head during 2003 when for the first time in their history Wales lost every match in the Six Nations Championship and went onto record a streak of ten consecutive test match defeats.
He coached Wales during the 2003 Rugby World Cup, in which a strong display against the All Blacks and a spirited quarter final loss England stopped the criticism of his coaching. The 2003 Rugby World Cup was the fifth Rugby union world cup and was won by England. The All Blacks are New Zealand's national team in Rugby union, the country's National sport. The England national rugby union team represents England in Rugby union. He stepped down as Wales head coach in the summer of 2004 after not seeking to renew his contract and was succeeded by Mike Ruddock. Mike Ruddock, OBE (born 5 September 1959 in Blaina) is a Welsh Rugby union coach He is currently coaching in New Zealand as an assistant to his former mentor Graham Henry. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island