Smith to coach All Blacks
by Scrum's correspondent Huw Turner
December 17, 1999
The NZRFU announced today that Canterbury Crusaders' Wayne Smith will coach the All Blacks in succession to John Hart.
Otago Highlanders' coach Tony Gilbert has been appointed assistant coach, with responsibility for the forwards. A third selector to assist Smith and Gilbert will be announced in due course and the post of manager, to succeed Mike Banks, will be advertised next week.
"Cheika's been phenomenal. He gives you an incredible level of mental strength." Tom Hamilton talks to Waratahs star Jacques Potgieter
While the Super Rugby season enters the all-important knockout phase, elsewhere pre-season training never looked so enjoyable. We round-up the best snaps in our Week in Pictures
"Our scrums and lineouts are sometimes not that good but our men are very brave." Ken Borland finds that rugby is on the rise in Senegal
Laurie Fisher talks about the Brumbies and Gloucester, and provides revealing thoughts on the player involvement during the glory days in Canberra