Linked with the vacant England head coaching gig, the Crusaders’ Scott Robertson has received a ringing endorsement for the top post in New Zealand from fellow Kiwi Warren Gatland.
Robertson has reportedly already held talks with the England RFU about succeeding the now sacked Eddie Jones.
The 48-year-old has expressed interest in taking charge of the Roses, despite his preference to take over Ian Foster’s role with the All Blacks.
Speaking at a press conference following the announcement of his reappointment as Wales’ No 1, Gatland told reporters: “There’s one person at the moment in New Zealand who’s been incredibly successful, in terms of Razor.
“He deserves an opportunity because of the success he’s had in New Zealand rugby, if that comes along for the next period.
“There’s only one standout person and New Zealand should be doing everything they can to make sure they secure his services long-term and going forward.”
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