Rennie keen on foreign stint
Hamilton - Two-time Super Rugby-winning coach Dave Rennie has no immediate designs on
an All Blacks coaching job and instead wants to head overseas after his Chiefs contract ends next year.
The 52-year-old, who coached the national Under-20 side to three
consecutive world titles in 2008-10, has been touted as a possible
addition to Steve Hansen's panel or even a successor to the Rugby World
But Rennie said he had no intention of rushing anyone out the door and
felt Hansen, whose contract expires at the end of 2017, would change his
mind about leaving next year and continue to the 2019 World Cup in
"I have always talked about going overseas just to experience different
culture and so on and so I am pretty keen to do that when my contract
here runs out in 2017," Rennie told New Zealand's Radio Sport on
"I think from an All Black point of view Steve Hansen will stay anyway and that will be a good move from New Zealand Rugby.
"They are going well and defending champions and why push someone out the door?
"I think he will stay until the next World Cup and then there will be a number of people putting their hand up."
Rennie's Chiefs are currently leading the Super Rugby standings with six
wins from their seven games as they prepare for a blockbuster away
clash against last year's finalists, the Hurricanes.
Since winning the second of their back-to-back titles in 2013, the
Chiefs have overhauled their playing roster and the new generation have
helped lay a platform for a third championship tilt this season.
"We've got a pretty young side," said Rennie.
"We've picked a lot of kids for the future and I've just been impressed how hard they've worked and how they've stepped up."