Former All Black Mark Robinson appointed New Zealand Rugby chief executive

New Zealand Rugby have announced that former All Blacks centre next year, Mark Robinson will succeed Steve Tew as chief executive.
Tew, who has been chief executive since 2007, surprisingly disclosed he is going to resign from the job at the conclusion of the year.
Early next year, robinson, who played nine evaluations for his country, will take over the job.
He explained:“I’m truly excited about what this opportunity offers.
„I have a crystal clear vision to continue to develop the great work already established under Steve’s view and recognise the significant duty we’ve got in ensuring that our game continues to flourish at all levels.“
Robinson had his playing career blighted by a string of injuries, returning to New Zealand as chief executive of the Taranaki Rugby Union later he retired.
One of his first tasks will be to create a relationship with a new All Blacks coach, together with Steve Hansen stepping down in Japan after the World Cup.

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