Colin Cooper has been unveiled as the Maori All Blacks new head coach.

The Taranaki coach replaces Jamie Joseph and will be assisted by Tabai Matson and Carl Hoeft in his new role.

Cooper played for the New Zealand Maori side in the 1980s and says his main role is to secure the side’s future.

The Maori All Blacks will face Canada and the United States in November.

Kua whakaingoatia a Colin Cooper hei kaiako matua mo te kappa Opango Maori.  Koia te kaiako hou whai muri i te whenga o Jmaie Joseph te kaiako no Taranaki.  I takaro a Cooper mo te kapa o Aotearoa Maori i nga tau waru tekau me tona aronga ki te whakapakari i te kapa mo nga tau kei mua i te aroaro.  Ka tutaki te kapa Opango o Aotearoa ki te kapa no Kanata me Amerika  hei te marama Whiringa a Rangi.