14 Dec 2018

All Black coach Steve Hansen to stand down after World Cup

9:10 am on 14 December 2018

The All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has announced he will stand down after next year's World Cup in Japan.

Hansen became All Blacks assistant coach in 2004 and took over as head coach in 2012.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen Photo: © Photosport Ltd 2018 www.photosport.nz

It is likely a replacement won't be named until next year.

Hansen says he decided to make the announcement now so that New Zealand Rugby has plenty of time to find a replacement.

He says he's doesn't know what he'll do in the future, but he wants to spend more time with his family.