Smith considers England options
Former All Blacks coach Wayne Smith will decide whether to join the England coaching set up within the next 10 days.
England coach Stuart Lancaster has recently held talks with the Waikato Chiefs boss in South Africa and has offered Smith a number of options for him to take up, including the position of head coach. If the New Zealander was to take that role, then Lancaster could move into a director of coaching role. Smith has only recently signed a two-year deal with the Chiefs after being in the coaching team that guided the All Blacks to World Cup success last autumn, but he does have a release clause in his contract. "I've got some major considerations to make over the next 10 days," Smith said. "I love being a head coach," he said. "The only question I had over the England job that was advertised, the actual job description of the role, was that it was more in line with strategically running the team. "It didn't appear to be a 'track-suited' role. I couldn't imagine a foreigner coming in and running the All Blacks. "I'm of the belief that it's right that an Englishman does that for the English team. I'm pretty used to being the head man. I'm always comfortable in that role."