7 Jan 2018

Wayne Smith treated for cancer

10:23 am on 7 January 2018

The former All Black coach Wayne Smith has revealed he received treatment for cancer last year.

Wayne Smith.

Wayne Smith. Photo: Photosport

Smith, who stood down from the national team following the Rugby Championship, told Fairfax that he found about his prostate cancer during the tournament, but he and his wife decided to keep it quiet.

60 year old Smith had an operation in December and says the news has been very positive since.

Smith has plans to do some coaching advisory work in both Japan and Italy.