Scott Robertson, also known as “Razor,” has been named the next head coach of the All Blacks.
Robertson, who is 48 years old, will officially take up his new role after the conclusion of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.
He has been appointed for four years from 2024 through to the end of the 2027 Rugby World Cup. Robertson is currently the coach of the Crusaders, who have won the Super Rugby title four years in a row, and will attempt to win a fifth title this season before leaving the team.
New Zealand Rugby confirmed that Robertson was appointed following a rigorous interview process. He beat out Japan’s coach Jamie Joseph for the job.
Robertson played 23 tests for the All Blacks as a loose forward between 1998 and 2002 and played 86 games for the Crusaders. He has also previously coached the Barbarians XV, Canterbury, and the NZ under 20s.