Hansen leaving with legacy intact, despite All Blacks horror show
Hansen leaving with legacy intact, despite All Blacks horror showSteve Hansen may have failed in his quest to deliver New Zealand a third consecutive World Cup, but he will step down having cemented his place in All Blacks history as one of the most successful rugby union coaches of all time.
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Selection has always been his strength. The Wallabies were virtually unchanged and the All Blacks coach swung the axe. There is no doubt who won Hansen may never coach against the Wallabies again. It is may be that he has had the last word in his duel with Cheika. Then again, stranger things
A high-octane battle to be next All Blacks coach is under way and Australian rugby could be waiting to scoop up their pick of the leftovers, in a repeat of the Robbie Deans coup 12 years ago.
The trans-Tasman rivals are chasing successors to Michael Cheika and Steve Hansen after both fell short of their targets at the Rugby World Cup.
Replacements are expected to be announced by Christmas but while New Zealand Rugby's main contenders are relatively clear cut, mystery surrounds the Australian process.
Eddie says England can hit another gear, deflects comparisons to 2003
Eddie Jones has coached two teams - Australia and England - to 12-point victories in World Cup semi-finals against the All Blacks but isn't getting carried away.England shocked the rugby world on Saturday in Yokohama with ferocious intent and dogged defence which saw them keep the All Blacks scoreless in the first half and become just the second team this century to keep New Zealand to seven points or fewer in a Test.
The Wallabies skills coach has made a big proclamation ahead of Saturday night's opening Bledisloe Cup clash in Sydney. After years of playing catch up, Australia's rugby stars are now just as skilful as the All Blacks . That's the lofty claim coming from Wallabies skills coach Mick Byrne two days out
Sonny Bill Williams had his best game for the All Blacks in a long while, but he wasn't able to come out on the winning side against the Wallabies in Brisbane. Couple of strong charges making post-contact metres, terrorised Beale with turnovers from a big hit and a good strip, and handy link play, no better
It was widely believed Rugby Australia's director of rugby Scott Johnson had Dave Rennie in his sights to succeed Cheika and become the second Kiwi coach of the Wallabies after Deans.
However, Rennie is among a handful of prominent names invited by NZR to apply for the vacant All Blacks post and he said he was "humbled" by the approach.
Others certainly in the mix are incumbent All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster and highly successful Crusaders coach Scott Robertson, while Japan's head coach Jamie Joseph is likely to put his name in the hat.
It means at least three high-quality head coaches will be left without an international post.
One of them could then have their head turned by Johnson.
Deans was famously unveiled as Wallabies coach on December 14, 2007, just seven days after losing out to Graham Henry in a high-profile All Blacks race.
Why England World Cup victory could be disastrous for the Wallabies
A World Cup triumph with England would only motivate Eddie Jones to see out his contract and "build a dynasty" rather than return as Wallabies coach, according to Tim Horan. Jones’ side will meet South Africa in the final on Saturday, having engineered Australia’s demise in the quarter-finals before a dominant win over New Zealand in the semi-finals. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.
Wallabies attack coach Stephen Larkham has already stated his ambition to coach Australia after the 2019 World Cup, which is another clue that Cheika will depart irrespective of the result. If the Wallabies won the World Cup or even reached the final, Larkham would be in a good position to replace Cheika.
The All Blacks coaches certainly won't mind Cheika lifting Savea's spirits ahead of his 37th test. The Wallabies will now field a back row featuring Hooper at openside flanker, with Lukhan Sakakai-Loto Premier League top scorer: Who leads the race for the golden boot? Power Rankings: All Blacks top
Whoever crossed the Tasman could come as a team, bringing his nominated assistants for the New Zealand job with him.
Conjecture surrounds the identity of each coach's preferred assistants with one exception.
Highly-rated attack coach Tony Brown has committed to keep working with Joseph, having turned down approaches from both Foster and Robertson.
Joseph is weighing up a lucrative offer to remain with Japan and Brown indicated the Wallabies probably weren't on his radar, in an interview with Sky Sport NZ on Wednesday.
Brown also rated Foster and Robertson as the "leading contenders" to get the All Blacks back on track after their disappointing bronze medal return in Japan.
Hansen and star playmaker Beauden Barrett have both called for Foster's promotion to the top job in the name of continuity.
However, other commentators believe it is time for a clear-out and the change of approach that the charismatic Robertson would bring.
A NZR appointment panel unveiled on Wednesday comprised chairman Brent Impey, incoming chief executive Mark Robinson, high performance boss Mike Anthony, former All Blacks coach Graham Henry and former Silver Ferns coach Waimarama Taumaunu.
Wayne Smith's warning to New Zealand Rugby about next All Blacks coach .
Former All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith has sent a warning to NZR as the race to replace Steve Hansen gets underway. NZR launched its process to find Hansen’s replacement as All Blacks head coach last week, by inviting applications from a group of coaches familiar with New Zealand’s professional rugby environment.NZR announced that it invited 26 Kiwi coaches to apply for the vacant role, with chairman Brent Impey confirming that shortlisting, interviews and negotiations would be conducted through November and early December, with a head coach to be announced prior to the Christmas break.