As the search for Steve Hansen's replacement begins, New Zealand Rugby chairperson Brett Impey revealed yesterday that 26 Kiwi coaches have been invited to apply for the head coach role
Those 26 have been asked to bring their team of supporting coaches into the process with them.
But who could be the 26? We take a guess of the long list.
1. Scott Robertson
Three successive Super Rugby titles gives the highly-respected Crusaders mentor strong credentials to carry the new broom. If not now, then, when?
Chance of being involved: Highly likely
2. Jamie Joseph
One Super Rugby title with