Steve Hansen: Boks have lost a

Steve Hansen: Boks have lost a good coach and great man

All Blacks coach, Steve Hansen, thinks Heyneke Meyer has made the right decision.

Steve Hansen: Boks have lost a

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen revealed that Heyneke Meyer called him before announcing that he would step down as Bok coach.

Meyer announced on Thursday that he does not want his contract to be renewed when it runs out at the end of the year.

Hansen said in an interview with TVNZ that he thought Meyer made the right choice.

“We spoke last night actually, we talked about it. I think it’s the right thing for Heyneke (to do). He’s come under immense pressure from everything over in South Africa,” Hansen said on Thursday.

“It’s a sad day for South African rugby. They’ve not only lost a good coach but they’ve lost a great man too.”

Hansen said he did not necessarily offer Meyer any advice, but rather just had a chat with his counterpart.

“I just said he’s got to follow his heart, do what’s right for him and his family. He’d already made the decision, but just phoned me to have a chat.”