All Blacks defence coach Wayne Smith has left the side after 20 years of service.
Smith walked out of Suncorp stadium a free agent after the All Blacks were stunned 23-18 by the Wallabies on Saturday,his contract with New Zealand Rugby having expired but he had no desire to extend it.
“I will miss it.I will miss the people,miss the players.There is always doom and gloom when we lose a test match but that was a tough test match and Aussies played well,”Smith told Stuff.
“Iam an old dog,iam out.There is a great young guy coming in Scott McLeod,he just brings some freshness,just some new stuff and he is on top of his game”Smith added.
Smith,a former All Blacks player made 17 appearances for the side between 1980-1985 before making a return as an assistant coach before the 1999 world cup.
He held the headcoach position for 2 seasons before leaving New Zealand for English side Northampton.