The four teams to have survived this far at the World Cup are vastly different in playing style, vision and philosophy.

Yet they are united in that they are all respectively governed by a head coach with a huge presence and a PhD in setting an agenda.

If this World Cup has taught us anything, it is surely that coaching now is all about the cult of personality and that when New Zealand Rugby's board come to appoint a new All Blacks head coach before the end of the year, they can't lose sight of that.

A job that was

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