20 Oct 2009

Henry admits to being nervous about coaching forwards

9:54 am on 20 October 2009

The All Blacks coach Graham Henry admits to some nerves about taking over the role of forwards coach, but he believes that will probably help him.

The All Blacks have their first training run in Auckland this morning as they prepare for their six-match end-of-year tour which starts with the fourth and final Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia in Tokyo in 10 days' time.

The coaches will have new roles with Henry now in charge of the forwards, Steve Hansen in charge of attack and Wayne Smith the defence.

Henry says he's looking forward to it.

The All Blacks will hold a public training run at Waitakere tomorrow morning with entry of a gold coin donation to support the Tsunami Relief Fund.