Rugby: World Cup nations chasing All Blacks' coaching hopeful Scott Robertson's services revealed

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson might have his sights set on the All Blacks' top job, but another union is also after his services.

Newshub understands Fiji have approached Robertson to take over their national setup through to the World Cup in France following Vern Cotter's resignation last week.

While no doubt a consideration, sources have told Newshub, Robertson won't take on anything that jeopardises his chances at securing the All Blacks job.

If he was to entertain the idea though, he wouldn't be the first Super Rugby coach to make the move to help a tier two nation while still under contract with New Zealand Rugby and a Super Rugby franchise.

All Blacks forwards coach Jason Ryan was an assistant with Fiji for almost two years, while former Crusaders assistant Andrew Goodman held the same role with Samoa. 

Former All Blacks assistant coach John Plumtree also led the Japanese forwards while still an assistant coach at the Hurricanes.

Fiji isn't the only union circling the Crusaders' mastermind though, with Scotland also enquiring about the 48-year-old's services.

Gregor Townsend will depart his role following this year's World Cup, and Scotland has two Kiwis in their sights - Robertson and Blues coach Leon MacDonald.

Newshub understands this is an unlikely option for Robertson though, given how far away from home it would require him to be.

If Robertson does land the All Blacks' top job, that would more than likely rule MacDonald out as well, as the Blues coach is also on his ticket as an assistant. 

The looming offer from Fiji is understood to be more realistic. The All Blacks' top job is clearly not the only one on Robertson's mind today.