Kieran Read Set To Walk Away From All Blacks & Leave New Zealand

Stepping down.

Kieran Read has revealed he will step down as All Blacks captain and likely leave New Zealand following the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

The 33-year-old number eight will likely head overseas following the 2019 showpiece event. Read said he and his family would like to have an overseas experience and after the World Cup seems like an ideal time.

“So for me I think it probably won’t be in New Zealand,” Read told the New Zealand Herald when asked about his future after the World Cup.”

“We have always thought as a family that we would like to go overseas and use that experience for the kids. That is probably the main option at the moment.”

While a rich stint at an overseas club will be a tempting option, Read said retirement was also a possibility. No doubt he’ll have no shortage of suitors.