Haden shows interest in All Black post
Ex All black lock Andy Haden has confirmed that he is interested in the All Blacks manager's job in succession to Mike Banks.
Haden , who is 49, played 41 tests for the All Blacks between 1977-1986 and has always courted controversy. He was a central figure in the 1985 rebel Cavaliers tour of South Africa and before that, in 1978, he combined with Frank Oliver in the infamous line out dive at Cardiff Arms Park in the test against Wales.
Haden said today that he had decided to seek the manager's job when he saw that the NZRFU was intending to advertise it rather than offering it to a board member, "I have been thinking about it since since I saw the advertisement, which made me realise they were casting their net around to try and find the best person for the job.I believe the young men who play for the All Blacks deserve that because they are asked to continually give their best."
The NZRFU is expected to make a decision on the vacant manager's post in March.