9 Sep 2019

Mark Robinson takes over as NZ Rugby CEO

From Checkpoint, 5:15 pm on 9 September 2019

The man set to take the helm of New Zealand Rugby says there's no quick easy fix to improving support for Pacific Island rugby.

Former All Blacks and Crusaders midfielder Mark Robinson has been confirmed as the successor to Steve Tew - who will step down in December after 12 years in charge.

The 45-year-old from Taranaki beat out 84 other applicants for the position.

A former chief executive of Taranaki Rugby - Robinson has been on the New Zealand Rugby Board since 2013 and been the Board's delegate to World Rugby since 2014.

He told RNZ sports reporter Clay Wilson he's focused on the challenge of growing youth rugby.