'We can rest in peace,' says proud All Blacks coach Graham Henry
Jubilant Graham Henry said he could 'rest in peace' after his team sealed Rugby World Cup glory with the narrowest of wins over France in the final.
Fourth-choice fly-half Stephen Donald's second-half penalty kick proved the decisive score as the All Blacks sealed their first Rugby World Cup win since 1987 with an 8-7 success at Eden Park in Auckland.
Henry said: "Marvellous ... the [New Zealand] people have been outstanding in support of this team and this World Cup ... I'm so proud to be a New Zealander.
"Richie [McCaw] and the boys, just hanging in there to 80 minutes to win this thing, it's just superb."
Asked if he expected to use his fourth-choice fly-half Stephen Donald, he said "No, I didn't. But didn't he do well, Steve Donald? Superb ... we can rest in peace.
"I've got so much respect for what the boys have done."
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