Rugby: Henry fights to hold coaching job
Thu, 06 Dec 2007 07:19p.m.
Graham Henry is making his case to the New Zealand Rugby Union board in Wellington, in a fight to stay on as All Blacks coach.
It has been two months since his team’s defeat in Cardiff and Henry has just one last chance to convince the NZRU board he deserves a second chance.
Henry’s number one challenger, Robbie Deans, appeared relaxed when he entered rugby headquarters, despite being slightly late for his interview.
Deans emerged late this afternoon, happy with the hearing he received from the board.
Chiefs coach Ian Foster and his Hurricanes colleague Colin Cooper area both outsiders for the top job.
However, Cooper could become Dean’s forward coach if he is successful, after the pair worked together at the Crusaders.
Graham Henry emerged around 8:30pm, following his two hour meeting at NZRU headquarters and says he does not have a problem with the process.
It is not yet known when a decision will be announced, but it could come as early as tomorrow.