Making a list of the greatest Rugby coaches, the most authoritative English publication did not give the former all Blacks coach the first place.
Stuart Barnes, the former England fly-half, sent Hansen to the second line, preferring Carwyn James, who coached the British and Irish lions in 1971 when the team won the new Zealand tour.
“From 2013 to 2016, Hansen coached one of the greatest teams. So it was difficult for the New Zealand coach to earn respect by coaching-the players are already high-class. But Hansen has taken their game to a completely different level, even compared to the 2011 champion team coached by Graham Henry. And he also won the World Cup, so he is one of the greatest coaches in history,” Barnes wrote. Steven Hansen is best known for winning the 2015 World Cup. In addition to the title, the All Blacks then took several more informal achievements. This was their first Cup won not on home soil, in the final they defeated the Australian national team at that time and became the third team to win the World Cup 2 times-after the wallabies and Springboks.
But the famous British sports expert Stephen Jones sent Steve to the 5th place, preferring Warren Gatland. Second and third place also went to former lions coaches, Clive Woodward and sir Ian Mcgeehan, with Saracens coach mark McCall taking the fourth position. By the way, Barnes ‘ Clive Woodward and Warren Gatland took 3rd and 5th places, respectively.
Explaining his choice, Jones first drew attention to New Zealand’s bronze at the last World Cup. “The team may have run out of steam at the end, but it was bold, bold and creative. New Zealand was in the top position at the time, and Hansen never once cared what others said about his team’s style of play. And it shouldn’t have bothered – he won a lot of matches,” the critic writes.
But despite all these flattering epithets, to put Hansen above Clive Woodward, according to Jones, it is impossible: “Sir Clive took the disassembled team and made it a great team, and Stephen took the helm of the world Champions. And the approach to Woodward’s work is still equated by both really good specialists and ordinary imitators.”
Ten “most-most” according to Stephen Jones. 1-2. sir Clive Woodward (England and British and Irish Lions) 1-22. Warren Gatland (Wales and British and Irish Lions) 3. sir Ian Mcgeehan (Scotland and British and Irish Lions) 4. Mark McCall (team England, “Saracens») 5. sir Stephen Hansen (New Zealand national team) 6. Bob Dwyer (Australia national team) 7. Jack Rowell (England national team) 8. Fred Allen (New Zealand national team) 9. Carwyn James (British and Irish Lions, Llaneli) 10.Russi Erasmus (South Africa national team). It is noteworthy that Jones ‘ Woodward and Gatland share 1-2 places.
Top of the best from Stuart Barnes. 1. Carwyn James (British and Irish Lions, Llaneli») 2. sir Stephen Hansen (New Zealand national team) 3. sir Clive Woodward (England and British and Irish Lions) 4. Russ Erasmus (South Africa) 5. Warren Gatland (Wales and British and Irish Lions) 6. Jack Rowell (England national team) 7. sir Ian Mcgeehan (Scotland and British and Irish Lions) 8. Joe Schmidt (Ireland, Leinster) 9. mark McCall (England, Saracens) 10. Eddie Jones (Australia, Japan, England, Brumbies» )