Steve Tew's successor will start work at New Zealand Rugby later this year and discover there is not much pressing business.

A new All Blacks coach will be appointed after the World Cup and be jointly handled by the outgoing Tew and his successor.

Once that's out of the way, the to-do list isn't expansive. By then, it's probable the next broadcast negotiation will be well advanced and all the must-keep players will be locked in to contracts.


The future format of Super Rugby has already been decided. Two key sponsorship deals with adidas and AIG have a few