Hunt on for new All Blacks coach

2011-10-25 08:42

Wellington – The New Zealand Rugby Union is inviting applications for All Blacks coach, though World Cup-winning head coach Graham Henry remains tight-lipped about his future.

Henry’s contract has expired after Sunday’s World Cup final victory over France and his current assistant, Steve Hansen, is seen as the leading candidate to take over.

But in the days before the World Cup final, the 65-year-old Henry refused to discuss his future plans, raising doubts about whether he favours an immediate succession.

Rugby union chief executive Steve Tew said invitations to apply for the job had been sent to prospective candidates.

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