Henry pays tribute to All Blacks battlers
New Zealand coach Graham Henry said his team's physical presence was key to them beating Australia in the World Cup semi-finals.
"I have huge respect for what Richie [McCaw] and the boys did today, they showed tremendous character," said Henry after the 20-6 victory at Eden Park.
"The physical presence of the whole team from the first minute to the 80th minute was superb and that's what won the game."
Henry also praised the back three of Israel Dagg, Cory Jane and Richard Kahui for dominating the high ball.