Rugby World Cup 2019: Steve Hansen pleased with All Blacks' progression after Canada demolition

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has sent a massive warning to the rest of the teams at the Rugby World Cup, after a 63-0 demolition against Canada in Oita. 

New Zealand secured the biggest victory of the tournament so far as they ran in nine tries while keeping Canada scoreless - just the second time the All Blacks have held a team to nil at a World Cup. 

The match was the All Blacks' second of the World Cup, 10 days after their first against the Springboks, which New Zealand won 23-13.

Now the All Blacks have four days to prepare for their next match against African minnows Namibia. 

Hansen was pleased with his teams performance and feels the team's plans are starting to come together as they look for a Rugby World Cup three-peat. 

"We have come away with some confidence that what we're trying to do is starting to grow and build," said Hansen. 

"We will look at the key critical things we want to work on and how they're going and then move on from that. Some of the stuff we won't take any notice of, but there was stuff there that we have been working on for a little while this year and we want to see how we can keep developing."

Canada captain Tylor Ardron, who plays with the Chiefs in Super Rugby, feels the All Blacks are well on track to defending the Cup. 

"I think they're as good as ever," he said. "I give them every shot to win this tournament. They were impressive. 

"I think they're still trying to find a few combinations and work some things out but, player for player, they're going to be pretty hard to beat."

While the All Blacks scored nine tries, they could have scored more as the hot, humid conditions under the roof at Oita Stadium made the ball very slippery. 

The steamy conditions were highlighted right at the end of the game when fullback Beauden Barrett lost control of the ball with the goalline open.

Despite that, Beauden still managed to score a try in the contest with his brothers Jordie and Scott - also scoring five-pointers. 

"They're pretty handy," Hansen said of the brothers. "Beauden is an exceptional footballer. I can't wait to see the GPS numbers on how far he ran tonight. 

"The only reason he didn't get that last try was because fatigue got him. He covered some huge miles, I would suggest, and at high pace.

"Scott is playing very well, and he'll be going back to his non-flashy dive to score tries after tonight.

"Jordie is starting to really please both Fozzie [assistant coach Ian Foster] and I. He's playing with control and patience, and he is going to be pretty special too.

"When you're blessed you're blessed, and their parents will be very proud of them tonight, and so they should be."

All Blacks captain Kieran Read said the humid conditions were "tough" to play in. 

"Conditions were pretty tough out there. You saw guys just coming on, and they were just drenched in sweat. There were lessons out there if we get similar conditions further down the track."

The All Blacks face Namibia in Tokyo on Sunday before finishing the pool phase against Italy in Toyota City on October 12.

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