Steve Hansen’s extraordinary reign as All Black coach has ended with an embarrassing whimper in Yokohama a la New Zealand’s most infamous World Cup collapses.

But first, the very good news.

England’s emphatic victory masterminded by the Aussie Eddie Jones, a World Cup specialist, was not only good for rugby but will rejuvenate the game in New Zealand. The drive to regain the World Cup stirs more passions than efforts to keep it, and it is from these very sorts of crashes that the All Blacks find new gears.

A New Zealand side clinging on for a three-peat would

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