Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has extended his contract with the franchise until the end of the 2021 season.
By doing so, Robertson has ruled himself out of contention to replace Steve Hansen as All Blacks head coach after the World Cup.
‘I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue to lead a group of incredible players, alongside a coaching staff and management group who are passionate about what we do and the organisation we represent,’ said Robertson, who coached the Crusaders to Vodacom Super Rugby titles in 2017 and 2018.
‘My family and I are really settled here, and when my wife Jane and I talked about it, this is ultimately where we wanted to be. I had already signalled my commitment to New Zealand Rugby and this 2019 campaign with the Crusaders, but this announcement ensures I can now focus on the task at hand and move forward with certainty around my coaching future.
‘It’s a huge honour to lead this team, and I’m thankful for the support I have been shown by New Zealand Rugby, the Crusaders board and the team in extending my time with the club.’