ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Monday Jul 25, 2016

All Blacks World Cup winning coach Steve Hansen signed on until 2019

Today the New Zealand Rugby (NZR) confirmed that All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen will be with the team until after the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, extending his contract from 2017. Hansen won the World Cup as assistant in 2011, then head coach in 2015.

NZR Chief Executive Steve Tew said Hansen and his fellow coaching and management team had overseen an unbelievably successful period of All Blacks rugby.

“Steve’s winning record is unsurpassed in the modern era. Since becoming Head Coach in 2012, he has recorded 52 wins in his 57 Tests to date, with two draws and just three losses. That’s remarkable and unparalleled in international rugby.

“While Steve has a fantastic winning record, equally positive has been his intuitive ability to continue growing the team through meticulous selection and rigorous preparation, and to inspire the players to reach even greater heights.

“He’s also lead an era where the team have been outstanding ambassadors for fans both here and around the world.  Rugby World Cup 2015 was a great example of a team that wanted to be successful both on and off the field and they recognised that they could achieve a lot by doing so.”

Steve Tew added: “I think it’s important at this time to also acknowledge Steve’s long-term commitment to New Zealand Rugby.  Apart from his stint with Wales in 2002-2004, he has spent his entire time coaching in New Zealand, stretching back to 1996 with Canterbury and the advent of professionalism.

“He continues to be a great servant and key figure not only in New Zealand but also internationally, and on behalf of New Zealand Rugby and the Board, including the All Blacks players and management, as well as the wider rugby community, I’d like to congratulate Steve on his reappointment.”

Steve Hansen – mini biography

World Rugby’s Coach of the Year from 2012-2014, 57-year-old Steve Hansen CNZM has been coaching for more than two decades at club, provincial, Super Rugby and international level.

Mosgiel-born Hansen was appointed Head Coach of the All Blacks following the team’s Rugby World Cup 2011 victory, after serving as Assistant Coach for eight years, and took the team to back-to-back RWC victories in 2015.

The All Blacks have fashioned an enviable record under Hansen with 52 wins to date, just three losses and two draws for a winning record of 91 percent. 

As well as victory at RWC2015, Hansen’s record includes the historic unbeaten season of 2013, victories in the Steinlager Series and Investec Rugby Championship, and the retention of the Bledisloe Cup.

In his time, the All Blacks have been named World Rugby Team of the Year four years running.

Prior to joining the All Blacks, Hansen coached Wales for two years, was Assistant Coach of the Crusaders during their title-winning seasons in 1999 – 2001 and won titles with Canterbury in 2001 and 1997.

ADVERTISEMENT

Comments




Related Articles

  • 89 WEEKS AGO

    Jeff Wilson Blast Scott Robertson

  • 90 WEEKS AGO

    Steve Hansen defends Ian Foster

  • 91 WEEKS AGO

    All Blacks make coaching changes



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Five of the best tries from the Investec Champions Cup

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    The dummy that sold the whole of Perth - including the cameraman

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    Bayonne score 'one of the best tries you'll ever see' in latest match against Exeter

  • 13 WEEKS AGO

    Baloucoune shows Andy Farrell what he's missing as the winger tears through Harlequins defence

  • 25 WEEKS AGO

    Seriously impressive Courtney Lawes compilation released after England player calls time on international career

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Fiji Drua player Lomani slapped with ban following elbow attack

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    The sending off that rocked the Six Nations opener

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    Wrecking ball beats 10 players to score full length of the pitch try

  • 21 WEEKS AGO

    Streaker causes major bust up as he tackles player

  • 21 WEEKS AGO

    Monster hit from Perrin leaves Bristol Bears player stunned

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Tickets now on sale as World XV set to face France in thrilling encounter

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    '60 metres, plus change' - massive drop goal stuns fans

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Referee makes 'tackle of the season' as he gets too close to the action

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Christian Wade proves he still has the X-factor with 50 metre mazy finish for Racing 92

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Magical sevens try leaves defender stuck in the mud

View All

Funnies

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Louis Rees-Zammit's real reason for NFL move exposed

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    George Ford falls victim to the kickers curse

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Awesome scenes as Blitzbok fan throws down at the HSBC SVNS

  • 8 WEEKS AGO

    Mike Philips recounts crazy night Shane Williams tried to fight Warren Gatland

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    Shaun Edwards leaves room silent in new Six Nations documentary with French to English transition

View All

Amateur

  • 66 WEEKS AGO

    You Won’t See Many Better Than This Silky-Smooth Try From Llandovery RFC

  • 66 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes As Caldy RFC Hand Ealing First Championship Defeat Of The Season

  • 89 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 89 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 90 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

View All

Player Features

  • 8 HOURS AGO

    Kyle Rowe’s remarkable journey from an Amazon warehouse to the international stage

  • 13 HOURS AGO

    Bath Rugby bolster squad with another young signing

  • 1 DAY AGO

    How Jordie Barrett could fit into the Leinster system

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Statement: Ken Owens forced to retire with immediate effect

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Statement: Finn Russell injury update

View All