7 Dec 2009

Henry says they'll continue to rotate players

7:19 am on 7 December 2009

The All Blacks coach Graham Henry says he'll continue to rotate players as it is the only way to give them the opportunity to perform at the highest level.

Their 15 match season finished with a loss to the Barbarians in London yesterday, their 5th loss of the season and overall Henry has given his side a mark of 7 out of 10 for the year.

He says many people will still want them to play the same 15 every week, but instead they want to develope deptht.

Henry says there are probably 10 players, who didn't go on the tour who will come into the reckoning next year and he feels they're in the best position they've been in since the World Cup.

Henry says they won't rush into a decision on the coaches respective roles within the squad, although Steve hansen says he'd like to return to looking after the forwards.