Rugby: Crusaders coach Scott Robertson open to offers, wants to win World Cup with two countries

Crusaders' coach Scott Robertson has revealed he is open to offers from other rugby nations, with his sights set firmly on Rugby World Cup glory.

'Razor' has long been touted as the future All Blacks coach, but after missing out on the job in 2019, it's unclear when, or if his time will ever come.

His assistant at the Crusaders, Jason Ryan, has been drafted in by New Zealand, as they prepare for their tour of South Africa for the Rugby Championship.

The serial Super Rugby winner is contracted to the Christchurch-based side for 2023, but has outlined his lofty goals at test level, and hopes to bring success to not only the All Blacks but another rugby nation.

"It's one job [All Blacks coach] and when someone doesn't give it to you you have to think differently, what opportunities are out there? I'll be coming into my seventh year as the Crusaders coach next year, I have loved it all, it has been incredible but no one lasts in a job forever so I am open. It's probably the way I can answer it," Robertson told The Big Jim Show.

"I want to win the Rugby World Cup but I want to win it with two different countries. I haven't said it publicly before but it would transcend.

"It would be great to win a World Cup with your own country which I want to do, that is the foremost thing, but I would love to do it with another country. I'm not sure what order it is. I'm not sure how that plays out, those decisions are not mine. They are somebody else's decisions but I would love to win two and have a different expectation, different culture. 

Robertson recently caught up with England coach Eddie Jones before their series decider against England, after being in Sydney for the weekend.

He has also been suggested as a potential replacement for Jones, who will be leaving the role after the 2023 World Cup.

Robertson revealed he's open to offers, and is excited by the challenge of coaching a different country.

"If New Zealand Rugby wants me, great. If there is another club, country, probably country, I wouldn't go to a club now. I really want to go to the Rugby World Cup, I genuinely want to go to a couple. I'm 47, I'll be 52 by the time the next Rugby World Cup comes around [Australia 2027 after France next year]. I want to get to two or three and test myself, push myself. I am open (to offers), yeah," he told The Big Jim Show.

"You have got to adapt to the country that you are coaching and get the best out of them. It's when someone goes, 'How did he do that? That is pretty special. He won seven championships with his club and then went away and did that'. People will go, 'Okay, he has got the group, the players will play for him'."