Tonight the All Blacks were crowned 2011 Rugby World Cup champions after a stunning 8-7 victory over France in a true test match between two proud rugby nations.
Congratulations to the All Blacks!
Ka kite and goodnight.
He coped "badly" throughout the match and said the team probably would not have won the game a few years ago. "We prepared to play in a situation that was unexpected."
"We will keep learning - we will learn from this World Cup. I think it is great for the New Zealand public."
Henry on how he felt during the game
Some thoughts went through the mind - I dont think I should repeat them.
Henry on getting a second chance as coach
Said he was "thankful" for decision, "it is a real privilege to coach the All Blacks."
Henry on future
"I'll just enjoy the night, and the next few days."
"The most pleasing thing is we ended up ahead by one point. I am pleased with the mental performance."
He said the win was "because the players believed in themselves and each other".
Personally you've got some peace. And that's a great feeling. He attributes the win to the leadership shown by his senior players.
Henry on Cardiff:
Some thoughts went through the mind....we did enough to win.
"We knew we were going to be in for a hell of a game. We realised that from last Sunday."
"I wanted to test myself in the toughest conditions and it can't get any tougher than tonight."
"The big thing was not panicking. The senior players we talked about being in those situations over the years. Last thing we wanted to do when momentum went against us was panic and we managed to hold on."
"Last week we showed the best rugby we could play today we probably didn't play our best but we played good enough.
"I had a wee though the week he came in that he could kick the winning goal and be the difference. He played 50 minutes and he said he couldn't have played 51 - that was enough for him.
"I'm so proud of this country.
My strength comes from the Lord Jesus Christ and I've been so blessed.
Wow. I'll be talking about this when I have no teeth."
"The first think I though about after the victory was history. We have had awesome support it's been nice.
Im pretty buggered, tired and its definitely [the victory] with us for the rest of our lives
"I am obviously very disappointed with the result of the match but I don't feel like criticising the referee. I'm very proud of the lads and everything they gave.
Tonight everyone was nervous. Them and us. There were thirty guys on the pitch and we were all scared.
We were lucky the previous rounds. Tonight we were not lucky."
After kicking the winning penalty he had a quick word with Richie McCaw about specifics of the game before the skipper told him to 'get on with it.'
Tonight he is extremely proud to be a New Zealander.
There are plenty of people on the streets celebrating the All Blacks victory.
Plenty of emotion and high spirits from All Blacks fans who celebrate a long absence from the trophy cabinet.
Not only is it New Zealand flags flying high with Tongan, Samoan and South African flags waving in the air in New Zealand's biggest city.
Huge roar for the boys when they finish Ka Mate.
The French are also performing a lap around the field with William Servat carrying a French flag.
A New Zealand tradition when winning a rugby trophy, my best bet it will be Richie who ends up laying with William Webb Ellis (the Cup).
Now he will hold it for the next four years.
Graham Henry has just spoken, he's so proud of his team.
nzherald's Paul Harper says "absolute elation as the final whistle is blown." Boos from the French fans.
The awards ceremony is now about to begin.