All Blacks' coach Steve Hansen still has time for second thoughts about his decision to step down after the Rugby World Cup.
He's announced next year will be his eighth and final year in the role.
NZ Rugby CEO Steve Tew told Larry Williams that s if Hansen has wanted to press on, they would have seriously considered it given his track record.
"But he's formed the view that it's time to go, and while we've kept the door open for him to change his mind, ultimately that's his decision."
Tew says they will focus on next year, and then organise a huge thank you for Steve Hansen.
While he says coaches and players are loathe to compare eras, Tew says there's no doubt Hansen will go down in history among the legendary All Blacks coaches.
"But someone that coaches nearly a 90 per cent success records has t be considered successful in any sport anywhere in the world."
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