The Black Ferns will move into a new era with the appointment of coach Glenn Moore on a full-time basis leading up to the 2021 Rugby World Cup.
It's the first time the national women's side has had a full time coach, but it hasn't come without sacrifice.
Up until today, Moore's role coaching the national womens side was only part time.
"The world's catching up," Moore told Newshub. "And you know we've got other countries that are full time employed, both players and coaching staff."
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To have a chance of retaining the World Cup in two years, NZ Rugby knew his role needed to be bigger.
Since his appointment four years ago, Moore's juggled the demands of international coaching with a job as a general manager in the automotive industry.
But the prospect of winning his second World Cup was good enough to give it all up.
After leading the Blackferns to glory two years ago - and with home advantage in 2021 - the pressure's on.
"We've got players contracted now, the expectations of them is greater, and they need more time with us."
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