The road to becoming an All Blacks head coaching great will not be straightforward for Scott Robertson, writes Brodyn Knuckey.
The All Blacks coach elect must juggle Super squad as two key players face lengthy stints out after Crusaders' thrilling victory over the Blues.
From becoming Canterbury's head coach in 2013 to taking over the national side 10 years later, it's been a rugby rollercoaster for Scott Robertson.
Robertson's appointment comes after a rollercoaster few weeks for NZR around the recruitment process of Ian Foster's successor.
Scott Robertson was named Ian Foster's successor this afternoon, but the current All Blacks coach is currently in Europe on a scouting mission.
NZR chair Dame Patsy Reddy said the future All Blacks coach could continue to bust out his moves with the national side if he can create an occasion worthy of it.
The charismatic Crusaders coach has the record and the years of service - there was no one else for the top job, writes Patrick McKendry.
The announcement comes after weeks of discussion and drama around the recruitment process for Ian Foster's successor.
The former All Blacks coach believes Ireland are 'definitely a contender' in France but knows they have extra challenges to clear when the time comes.
Foster said the new appointment saga ahead of the World Cup is adversely affecting his management colleagues.
The Crusaders appear to be back after they and the Blues delivered one of the best games of the season, writes Patrick McKendry.
Southerners come from behind in Invercargill after Force are temporarily reduced to 14 men for dangerous tackle in final quarter.
Big wing scored a hat-trick of tries in a bruising performance against the Blues at Eden Park despite carrying a rib injury.
Super Rugby strugglers pushed Brumbies most of the way in Canberra but couldn't find an answer to home side's fearsome set piece.
Six Nations champions give skipper Jonathan Sexton the perfect send-off in Dublin.
Defending champions hold off home side at Eden Park in an epic match in front of a crowd of 23,000.
The Chiefs scored six tries of their own and picked up a fourth straight bonus-points win, while the Rebels dropped to 1-3.
Enoka has been with the side for 23 years and is the longest-serving member of team management, having been involved in 291 Tests including five World Cups.
Hurricanes fans may be chanting a White Stripes song made famous by his older brother Waisake, but the younger Naholo is out to prove he's got his own thing going.
"The individual should do what works for them and that's something I've had to learn as I've gained experience," the Blues halfback says.