World Cup-winning coach Sir Graham Henry thinks the Crusaders coach will get his chance.
The three-time Super Rugby-winning coach lost the race for the national team job.
The All Blacks loose forward scooped three of the night's top gongs.
Predictably, Cantabrians weren't too pleased with the appointment.
The new head coach knows he has a huge task ahead of him.
The 54-year-old has won the race for New Zealand's top coaching job.
The seven rugby internationals have started a Givealittle page to help families impacted.
The former Wales coach has spent his first week learning names after 12 years away.
Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle denies suggestions they settled for AU$8m.