Smith stands down as Head Coach for tour     16 Jun 2015    

This follows Waikato Rugby's judicial decision to suspend him from coaching for 14 weeks.

New Zealand Rugby and Smith yesterday agreed that the decision to step down is in the best interests of the team for the upcoming tour.

New Zealand Rugby will secure an interim Head Coach this week and the Black Ferns tour will go ahead as planned.

The Black Ferns will play Canada, USA and England in the international series from 27 June to 5 July