New Zealand rugby has confirmed that World Cup winning coach Steve Hansen has re-signed with the All Blacks through until 2019.

Since taking over from Graham Henry after the 2011 World Cup, the All Blacks have taken their rugby to a new level winning 52 from 57 Tests under Hansen.

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew said the board unanimously voted to extend Hansen's contract with the All Blacks.

“Steve's winning record is unsurpassed in the modern era,” Tew said in statement.

“Since becoming Head Coach in 2012, he has recorded 52 wins in his 57 Tests to date, with two draws and just three losses. That's remarkable and unparalleled in international rugby."