Henry draws laughs in exchange with journalist

06:21, Nov 26 2010
All Blacks coach Graham Henry.
FRONTING UP: All Blacks coach Graham Henry at a press conference on the team's Grand Slam tour.

All Blacks coach Graham Henry has a good memory as Welsh rugby writer Andy Howell found out at a press conference ahead of the weekend's test in Cardiff.

The exchange was classic Henry as Howell queried the New Zealander on his coaching future.

Listen to the exchange, which is listed below, with the audio player at left.

Welsh journalist: This is likely to be your last game here as New Zealand coach?

Henry: I wouldn't get too far ahead of myself. I'm only a young man.

Welsh journalist: What are your emotions, because you've had some good times here?

Henry: I started here, 131 tests ago. It's ridiculous. You've got to have a touch of madness to go through that shit I'll tell you. No, I really look back with very fond memories, but there were some hard times. Mainly created by you and your newspaper. But that's okay, we move on. I'm amazed you're still alive. I thought some bastard would have shot you by now.

Welsh journalist: I was your biggest fan.

Henry: Well, there we are. What was the question?

Welsh journalist: The high point was obviously 99 wasn't it, South Africa, ten wins in a row?

Henry: Eleven, get it right.

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