Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has re-signed with the Super Rugby franchise and New Zealand Rugby for another two seasons.
The former All Blacks flanker has been a revelation in the coaching ranks, steering New Zealand to victory at the 2015 World Rugby U20 Championship, guiding Canterbury to three provincial titles and the Crusaders to the last two Super Rugby crowns.
Robertson, 44, is famous for his break-dancing celebrations and is widely regarded as a future All Blacks coach.
- Leon MacDonald 'frustrated' as Blues comeback falls short against Crusaders
- Crusaders hang on to beat Blues at Eden Park
- Matt Todd to lead Crusaders against Blues
"I'm grateful for the opportunity to continue to lead a group of incredible players, alongside a coaching staff and manager group who are passionate about what we do and the organisation we represent," says Robertson, who has a 25-win/three-loss record with the Crusaders.
In 2017, he also became the first to win Super Rugby titles as a player and a coach. As a player, he won fourth times with the Crusaders, including three in a row from 1998-2000.
"My family and I are really settled here, and when my wife Jane and I talked about it, this is ultimately where we wanted to be," he says.
"I had already signalled my commitment to New Zealand Rugby and this 2019 campaign with the Crusaders, but this announcement ensures I can now focus on the task at hand and move forward with certainty around my coaching future."
More to come