26 Sep 2011

Warriors' win delights All Blacks

12:05 pm on 26 September 2011

The All Black assistant coach Steve Hansen says the way the players reacted to the Warriors reaching the NRL Grand Final shows how close New Zealand's top sports people are.

After defeating France in Auckland in their penulitmate rugby World Cup pool match the All Blacks were able to watch the final stages of the Warriors' win over the Storm in Melbourne.

Hansen says they were supping on recovery drinks and screaming out for the Warriors, who led by only two points until three minutes from full-time.

Hansen says he's sure individual players will send messages to the Warriors and it's something they'll look at as a team too.