John Plumtree is set to succeed Chris Boyd as Hurricanes coach at the end of the Super Rugby season.
Boyd will join English club Northampton at the end of the 2018 Super Rugby season. The Hurricanes won the tournament on his watch in 2016.
The Hurricanes are expected to make an announcement about Boyd’s successor in the coming weeks. According to reports in New Zealand, Plumtree is the favourite and has already turned down an offer to be the Highlanders head coach.
Boyd and Plumtree guided the Hurricanes to the Super Rugby final in 2015, the title in 2016, and the semi-finals last year.
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