All Blacks praise defence guru for runaway win

2017-09-16 22:12

The All Blacks have paid tribute to defence coach Wayne Smith as they celebrated their record-breaking 57-0 demolition of arch-rivals SA in Auckland.

Smith pens new All Blacks deal

2016-03-16 07:30

New Zealand Rugby says that All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith had signed a two-year contract extension.

All Blacks guru mum on his future

2016-02-11 10:27

New Zealand coaching maestro Wayne Smith is tight-lipped about his future but confirmed he has options.

All Blacks welcome the 'Professor' back

2015-10-27 19:17

If defence wins World Cups then New Zealand say they have the right man building their barricades.

Smith back in All Black fold

2014-12-22 07:02

Wayne Smith, who was part of the coaching team that guided New Zealand to their 2011 RWC win, will return to the All Blacks.

Kiwi coaching gurus tip Oz loss

2012-08-23 10:08

A host of NZ coaching greats have written off Australia's chances of achieving an upset victory over the All Blacks at Eden Park.

NZ 'desperate' to keep Smith

2012-04-27 17:00

The New Zealand Rugby Union will do everything possible to hang onto coach Wayne Smith, their chief executive has said.

RFU yet to contact Smith

2012-04-13 19:23

New Zealand's Wayne Smith has claimed he has not been contacted by the Rugby Football Union about the England backs coaching job.


Assistant coach Smith to leave All Blacks

2017-05-19 07:40

All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith has announced that he is leaving the world champions, saying he needed to "take a break" from the game.

Smith expected to stay with All Blacks

2016-03-12 17:10

The All Blacks are close to winning the highly contested battle to secure the services of coaching guru Wayne Smith.

Assistant coaches commit to All Blacks

2015-11-17 10:04

All Blacks assistant coaches Ian Foster and Mike Cron have extended their contracts with New Zealand Rugby.

Mallett: England missed out on Smith

2015-01-23 14:39

Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett says England made a mistake by not appointing New Zealander Wayne Smith as coach.

Chiefs talk up Stormers attack

2014-03-11 14:23

Contrary to popular belief, Chiefs assistant coach Wayne Smith says the Stormers can be more of an attacking threat.

Smith turns down England

2012-05-01 15:36

New Zealand's Wayne Smith has rejected an approach to join England's backroom staff, citing "personal reasons".

Smith ponders England job

2012-04-26 10:30

Former All Blacks coach Wayne Smith says he will decide whether to accept a coaching role with the England rugby team.

Kiwi rules out England job

2012-02-16 16:21

Former NZ assistant coach Wayne Smith and Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder have ruled themselves out for the England job.

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