26 Sep 2011

All Blacks not concerned what others may think

12:05 pm on 26 September 2011

The All Blacks says they're not concerned about what other teams may think of them now that they've secured their place in the Rugby World Cup play-offs.

The home side clinically dismantled the French at Eden Park on Saturday night which had many commentators suggesting that would have sent a warning to the other teams.

It was an impressive performance, but assistant coach Steve Hansen isn't concerned what other teams might think about it.

He says if anything it sends a statement to themselves that they are on track and they are wanting to use the pool games to build on.

Meanwhile the only player unlikely to be available for Sunday's match against Canada is winger Richard Kahui - loose forward Kieren Read is still on track to return after his ankle injury.