26 Sep 2011

Graham Henry to bring up 100th All Blacks test

5:45 pm on 26 September 2011

A week after captain Richie McCaw played his 100th All Blacks test, coach Graham Henry will bring up his 100th as All Blacks coach.

For Henry Sunday's Rugby World Cup game against Canada in Wellington will be his 137th international, having also coached Wales and the British and Irish Lions.

His first test as All Blacks coach was in 2004, replacing John Mitchell who was sacked in the wake of the 2003 World Cup.

Since then the former headmaster's coached the All Blacks to 84 test wins.

Halfback Piri Weepu says while the 65 year old Henry often appears grumpy, he's mellowed over time and is much more approachable.

Weepu says Henry's easy to sit down and have a chat with and will always take an interested in players families.