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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen confirms new role

December 2, 2019 5:58 pm
The 2015 Rugby World Cup All Blacks winning coach will be joining Japanese rugby club Toyota Verblitz as an advisor.

Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has confirmed he has taken up a role with a Japanese club.

The 2015 Rugby World Cup All Blacks winning coach will be joining Japanese rugby club Toyota Verblitz as an advisor.

Hansen stepped down as All Blacks coach last month following New Zealand’s third-place finish at the Rugby World.

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Earlier reports out of Australia this year that Hansen would take on the role with the Japanese club, with former Waratahs’ assistant coach Simon Cron as the head coach.

The Toyota Verblitz play in Japan’s Top League and has former All Blacks captain Kieran Read joining their ranks for the upcoming season.

New Zealand Rugby is in the process of appointing Hansen’s successor with the All Blacks, a decision on who that will be is expected before the end of the year.

[Source: Radio New Zealand]

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