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Scott Robertson to become New Zealand coach after World Cup

Robertson to become New Zealand coach after World Cup
Scott Robertson will leave Crusaders to become the new coach of New Zealand after the World Cup later this year.

Scott Robertson will become the new coach of New Zealand after the World Cup later this year.

The 48-year-old, who earned 22 caps for his country during his playing career, has been with Crusaders since 2017.

However, after delivering a staggering win percentage of 82.86% across his 105 matches in charge, Robertson will get his chance to oversee national team matters with the All Blacks.

The current incumbent Ian Foster will remain in charge for the next edition of the World Cup, which commences on September 8 in France.

In a statement, Robertson said: "It's an honour to be named as the next All Blacks head coach.

"It's a job that comes with a huge amount of responsibility, but I'm excited by the opportunity to make a contribution to the legacy of the black jersey.

"To represent your country, as a coach or player, is the ultimate honour in sport and it's humbling to be given that opportunity. I can't wait."

Robertson has penned a four-year contract which will take him through to the 2027 World Cup in Australia.

The change in leadership comes despite New Zealand rediscovering some form during the second half of 2022, winning the Rugby Championship ahead of South Africa, Australia and Argentina.

New Zealand also defeated Japan, Wales and Scotland in quick succession in the late autumn, before being denied a clean sweep of victories over that period by a stirring England comeback at Twickenham, that game on November 19 ending in a 25-25 draw.

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