As coach of the most consistently successful rugby team on the planet, Steve Hansen is under pressure to bring back the Webb Ellis Cup.

Will anything less than victory tarnish his legacy? Probably not.

For a start, the word is problematic. Where legacy used to be a concept, it's now a commercial vehicle used for selling anything from questionable books to monogrammed jerseys.


Cynicism aside, if you believe legacies are forged in the fire of competitive sport, then Hansen's is surely cast. He's already a World Cup-winning coach (and World Cup-winning assistant coach) with a win-loss record