New Zealand hired Steve Hansen as head coach, promoting him to the top job after Graham Henry stepped down last month following the All Blacks’ drought- breaking Rugby World Cup victory.
Steve Hansen was given a contract extension as head coach of the All Blacks through the team’s defense of its Rugby World Cup title in 2015.
The New Zealand Rugby Union said it appointed Steve Hansen to replace Graham Henry as coach of the world champion All Blacks team on a two-year contract.
Richie McCaw’s foot is “fine” and the New Zealand captain is set to lead his team in the Rugby World Cup semifinal against Australia, All Blacks assistant coach Steve Hansen said.
France’s Marc Lievremont is the only Rugby World Cup head coach on foreign soil heading into this weekend’s semifinals in Auckland. Bookmakers rate him the least likely to succeed.
New Zealand made four changes to face South Africa in their Rugby Championship match in Dunedin this weekend, including dropping scrum-half Aaron Smith for a disciplinary breach.
"If you were to go into a Whole Foods and look for gluten-free, non-allergenic, they're everywhere."
- Steve Hansen on Dec 09, 2014