"The guys stuck to the game plan pretty well - that's what we wanted them to do," said Henry.
"They were professional with what they did and they also enjoyed the game and the atmosphere."
Those sentiments were echoed by assistant coach Hansen and stand-in skipper So'oialo, who led the side in place of Richie McCaw.
"We got what we needed to get out of it. There were no injuries as well so it was very pleasing," said Hansen.
So'oialoi, who was born in Samoa and later moved to New Zealand, also believes that game time was exactly what the All Blacks needed before travelling to Brisbane.
"I think the boys really enjoyed it out there today," So'oialoi said.
"The boys haven't played for a couple of weeks so they really needed this game to turn their bodies over and get back on track for next week."