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Steven Hansen responds to reports he could succeed Eddie Jones

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has ruled out the possibility of succeeding Eddie Jones as England boss.

The 58-year-old contract expires after the next World Cup with his future beyond Japan 2019 undecided, however, he is adamant he will not take charge of another international side if he does step down.

“I can say I won’t be coaching England,’ Hansen told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek programme.



“If I was going to stay coaching international rugby then I’d stay coaching the All Blacks. It’s a massive time commitment, no matter what team you’re with.

‘It would have to be right for the family and the team. If it’s not right for both those parties, it wouldn’t be right for me to go off and coach someone else. I’d rather stay and do it in New Zealand if it was right.

“I don’t know what I’ll do when the day comes for me to finish, but coaching is in my blood.

“I’ll probably be coaching until the day I die. Whether that’s in England, we’ll have to wait and see.'”


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