The All Blacks have appointed Ian Foster to coach the All Blacks.
Foster will replace Steve Hansen who left the post at the end of the Rugby World Cup.
Foster, 54, has been Hansen’s assistant for eight years.
This main rival for the position came from Crusaders coach Scott Robertson to earn his promotion.
“I feel truly privileged and honoured to be given this opportunity,” he said.
New Zealand won the World Cup in 2011 and 2015, but were beaten by England in the semi-finals of the 2019 tournament in Japan.