9 Feb 2012

Sir Graham gets new job with New Zealand Rugby Union

11:50 am on 9 February 2012

The All Black's World Cup-winning coach Sir Graham Henry has a new job in New Zealand rugby - coaching the coaches.

Henry, who stepped down following their World Cup victory, has signed a part-time contract with the NZRU through to the end of 2013 with the aim of helping to develop the NZRU's high performance coaches at Super Rugby and ITM Cup level.

Sir Graham says he's excited by the next step in his rugby coaching career.

He says New Zealand has an outstanding crop of up and coming international coaches and if he can play a small part in helping them develop then he will.

Sir Graham finished his All Blacks career as one of the most successful rugby coaches of all time: he coached the All Blacks to 88 wins in 103 Tests for a winning percentage of 85.4 percent.

As well as winning Rugby World Cup 2011, the All Blacks have held the Bledisloe Cup every year since 2003, won the Tri Nations five times and achieved three Grand Slams against the Northern Hemisphere Home Unions.