Steve Hanson

Steve Hansen joins Japan's Toyota Verblitz

Hansen stepped down from his job with the All Blacks following New Zealand's third place finish at the Rugby World Cup last month.

"I have a new job, it involves me mentoring and consulting and advising the Toyota Verblitz in Japan," Hansen told All Blacks TV.

"It's an interesting role, it's not one as head coach, it's more as an advisor, mentor and requires me up there somewhere between five to 17 weeks a year.