COMMENT:

Steve Hansen, who describes himself as a graduate of the university of life, in his case the freezing works and the police force, has a huge ability to read people, and then get the best out of them.

He'll have called on all that emotional intelligence this week, as he prepares a comparatively untried All Black team for the side's opening game with a big, bruising, brutal, South African side.

"Working," he's said, "gives you experience and exposure to other things, which makes you a better person. It's not all academics. Academics can sometimes be black and white, and

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