10 Apr 2013

Hansen accepts there will be changes in ageing All Blacks side

5:26 pm on 10 April 2013

The reappointed All Blacks coach Steve Hansen concedes he could be faced with letting some of ageing side go this year.

Hansen was reappointed to the role on Wednesday, meaning he'll coach the All Blacks through until the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

He says a focus this year will be rejuvenating the senior leadership group within the side but he says none of the current senior players have told him they don't intend being around for the 2015 tournament.

Hansen says some will make it through to 2015 while others won't, but he believes it will become obvious when it's time for players to be replaced.

The All Blacks' first assignment for the year is hosting a three-test series against France in June.