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Steve Hansen confirms 'mentoring, consulting' role at Toyota Verblitz

Steve Hansen has confirmed he will take on a “mentoring and consulting” role at Toyota Verblitz in Japan’s Top League.

The former All Blacks coach confirmed the new role after signing a contract.

“Since the World Cup we’ve signed one,” Hansen said in an interview on allblacks.com.

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“It’s an interesting role, it’s not one as head coach, it’s more of an advisor, mentor and requires me to be up there between five and 17 weeks a year.”

Hansen knows Verblitz’s head coach Simon Cron, the son of former All Blacks scrum coach Mike Cron.

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“I have a lot of time for (Cron), I think he’s going to be a very good coach,” Hansen said.

“Having the opportunity to help him develop is one that excites me.”

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Hansen would look to create a “family” environment at Toyota like the one the All Blacks have had in recent years.