Steve Hansen Snaps At Journalist Over “Disrespectful Question” Following England Defeat

Not happy.

All Blacks boss Steve Hansen was not happy with a question put forward to captain Kieran Read following his side’s 19-7 Rugby World Cup semi-final defeat to England this morning.

At the post-match press conference, a reporter asked captain Kieran Read if the team was “hungry” enough for the match following a completely dominant display from the English.

Read tried to answer the question as best he could before Hansen snapped at the journalist.

“I think it’s quite a disrespectful question to suggest that the All Blacks turned up not hungry,” Hansen started.

“They’re desperate to win the game – just because I’ve asked them at halftime to get hungrier doesn’t mean they didn’t turn up to be hungry.

“There’s a big difference and if you want to spend some time outside, I’ll give you a rugby education on that one.

“To turn up and say that an All Blacks team comes to a semi-final of the Rugby World Cup with the amount of ability and the history that it’s had behind it – that’s a pretty average question, I reckon.”

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