Even Sir Graham and Hansen themselves were forced to take a pathway through Wales en route to the top NZ role.
If you're in doubt about which teams to support at the Rugby World Cup when New Zealand aren't playing, this list of Kiwi-coached sides may swing your allegiance.
Joe Schmidt (Ireland)
International teams coached: Ireland (2013-present)
International record: 50-18-1 (72.5 percent)
Tournament titles: Three (Six Nations 2014, 2015, 2018)