The Canterbury rugby coach Scott Robertson has been appointed as the forwards coach for the New Zealand under-20 World Cup campaign in 2014.
He will assist head coach Chris Boyd of Wellington and backs coach Leon McDonald of Tasman.
Robertson coached the Canterbury team to its sixth consecutive ITM Cup Premiership title this season.
Robertson's playing career included playing in the Crusaders sides for the Super Rugby triumphs of 1998-2000 and in 2002, and being in the Canterbury sides which won the NPC first division title in each of the 1997 and 2001 seasons.
He played 23 tests for the All Blacks, scoring four tries.