2 Jul 2010

All Black coaches set to be involved in Super 15 in 2011

6:14 pm on 2 July 2010

The All Blacks coaches could help out with Super 15 sides next season, says head coach Graham Henry.

The move is being considered as the expanded Super 15 will restrict the involvement of Henry, Steve Hansen and Wayne Smith with New Zealand's leading players before next year's rugby World Cup.

The All Blacks' traditional tests against northern hemisphere opponents in June won't take place next year and the Tri-Nations competition's also been shortened.

Henry says there's eight months where they won't have any contact with the players and if the involvement of All Black coaching staff in the Super 15, is the best way to utilise them, he has no problem with it.

He says the trio have to be able to talk to the players, keep them up to date with trends and maintain their relationships with them.