The New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has unveiled the four coaches who will support Scott Robertson when he assumes the position of All Blacks Head Coach after the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
The team will officially assume their respective roles in 2024. Jason Ryan, the current assistant coach of All Blacks, will continue his position as forwards coach in 2024.
New Zealand Rugby confirm attack coaches
Leon MacDonald, the current Head Coach of Blues, will lead the attack, assisted by Jason Holland, the Head Coach of Hurricanes.
Meanwhile, Scott Hansen, the assistant coach of Crusaders, will be responsible for the team’s defence. Nic Gill, who has been a vital part of All Blacks’ management group since 2008, will retain his role as Head of Performance, leading the Health and Performance team.
NZR Chief Executive Mark Robinson said:
“We are pleased to have secured four talented and experienced coaches to guide the All Blacks into 2024 and beyond. All four have proven themselves as successful and skilled mentors in their respective Super Rugby environments and in some cases overseas.
“As we announce this group, I would also like to acknowledge the current All Blacks coaching group who will guide the team through 2023, and who have the full backing and support of NZ Rugby as they build toward the Rugby World Cup in France.
“We believe it was important to announce this group now to allow the four appointed assistant coaches to focus on their Super Rugby Pacific commitments this season, and to allow their organisations to progress their planning for 2024.”
Robertson said he was pleased to have his coaching group locked in.
“I’ve known Jason [Ryan], Leon, Scott, Alfie [Holland] and Gilly for a long time and worked with them all at times during my playing and coaching career. They are a highly talented and motivated group who will bring different strengths to the table and who share a similar philosophy on the game.
“Like myself with the Crusaders, I know they all have important work to do in 2023 and their main focus will be on their current job in hand, but we will be ready to go from 2024.”