Top 15 of 2019: No. 4 - The Search for an All Blacks Coach

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Top 15 of 2019: No. 4 - The Search for an All Blacks Coach

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Radio Sport,
Publish Date
Tue, 17 Dec 2019, 7:36AM

Radio Sport's Top 15 Sporting Moments returns for 2019 as Jason Pine counts down the biggest sports stories of the year.

We're into the final five, and for moment Number 4, Jason looks at the search for an All Blacks coach following Steve Hansen's announcement in Dec, 2018, that he'd step down at the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Many were in line, but as the process began to take shape, more and more coaches committed elsewhere, leaving just two names in the hat.

Throughout the months following the RWC, many criticised New Zealand Rugby for the process they went through and took exception to the fact that we were seemingly losing a lot of good coaches to overseas teams. They also called into question the timing of the process, which only began once the World Cup was over.

Despite this, New Zealand Rugby reached a decision on December 12, when assistant coach Ian Foster was promoted to the top role. 

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