1 Nov 2009

Henry insists win isn't personal

9:06 am on 1 November 2009

The All Blacks coach Graham Henry says despite sweeping old foes Robbie Deans and Australia 4-nil in 2009, it's nothing personal.

New Zealand won the first ever Bledisole Cup match in Tokyo 32-19, and weren't afraid to spin the ball out wide, with tries coming from Sitiveni Sivivatu and Conrad Smith.

Dan Carter kicked 22 points to seal the victory - their seventh straight against the Wallabies.

Graham Henry says he was pleased with the attacking opportunities created in the second spell, but while the win will make for a happy plane ride, it's not about getting one over Robbie Deans.

He says there's a lot of pressure on the All Blacks to perform in every test match, and whether it's against Australia, South Africa, or Wales, it's purely a win-loss thing, not a personal thing.