Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen links up with Canterbury Bulldogs

Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has agreed to work with Canterbury Bulldogs as a high performance consultant.

Hansen started his coaching career with Crusaders in New Zealand before taking the head coaching role with Wales between 2002-04. Hansen then became head coach of the All Blacks between 2012-19.

Bulldogs chief executive Andrew Hill said: “Being able to bring Steve Hansen on board as a high performance consultant with the club is tremendous news for everyone associated with the Bulldogs as he is one of the most highly respected figures throughout all of sports.

“Steve will work closely with our coaching and management staff, in addition to our players leadership group.

“To be able to have someone with Steve’s record and background work with our staff and players will be a great asset to our club.

“He was responsible for being a major driving force behind one of the most successful sporting brands in history and his knowledge and thoughts on areas such as leadership, high performance, preparation and team ethic will be invaluable to our club as we look to create the right environment for success, on and off the field.

“Steve has already developed a relationship with Trent Barrett, after Trent spent some time with the All Blacks in recent seasons and we believe that his knowledge and insights will be of tremendous benefit moving forward.”

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