Sport was put aside in Wellington Phoenix coach Mark Rudan's post match press conference following last night's 3-1 win over the Western Sydney Wanderers.

The win was dedicated to the victims of the Christchurch terror attacks, with black arm bands, a moment's silence, collections for victim support and a rendition of Tutira Mai to remember the mosque attacks on Friday.

Rudan says the most important thing is Friday's shootings, which has shaken up everyone at the club.

"I'm not going to talk too about the game, to be honest with you. Because it was the second most important thing. The most important thing is what happened a couple of days ago. It's shaken everybody up at the club. It's really shaken me up and my players," Rudan said in an emotional press conference.


"It's not what this country is about. A great country this place…It's just sad. This country doesn't deserve it. This world doesn't deserve something like that as well."

"Tonight's performance is dedicated to the victims and their families. Bless their souls. It's not what life should be about."