New Zealand Rugby Union Appoints Steve Hansen as Head Coach of All Blacks

The New Zealand Rugby Union said it appointed Steve Hansen to replace Graham Henry as coach of the world champion All Blacks team on a two-year contract.

Hansen was the only candidate recommended by an appointments panel to be interviewed by the full NZRU Board, the Wellington-based governing body said in an e-mailed statement.

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