New Zealand Rugby has confirmed that Scott Robertson will be the All Blacks coach from 2024, ending a chaotic search that had threatened to derail the side’s World Cup preparations.
The 48-year-old, who has mentored the Crusaders since 2017, has been appointed on a four-year deal through to the end of the 2027 Rugby World Cup in Australia.
He will succeed Ian Foster, who has had a troubled tenure but, according to New Zealand Rugby, will lead the All Blacks through the conclusion of this year’s World Cup in France.
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“It’s an honour to be named as the next All Blacks Head Coach,” Robertson said in a statement.
“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…