New Zealand head coach Ian Foster has been reappointed up until the end of the 2023 World Cup.

Foster took charge of the All Blacks in 2019 after eight years as an assistant coach to the side.

New Zealand Rugby has confirmed the contract extension, with chief executive Mark Robinson saying the continuity will provide clarity and certainty in the coming two years.

Robinson said: "There is no doubt Foz and his team are performing extremely well in trying conditions and we are pleased to send a strong signal of support to create certainty in our environment and allow the management team and player group to plan for the future."

Foster added: "I want to acknowledge the board and NZR for the faith they have shown in reappointing me. It's a privilege to be part of the All Blacks and I don't take that for granted."

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson had been another potential contender for the job.

The All Blacks are currently in Rugby Championship action, with Australia's northeastern state of Queensland now set to host the remaining fixtures, while Perth is the likely venue for the rescheduled second round match between the Wallabies and New Zealand.