Senior Coach Matthew Nicks and Head of Football Adam Kelly led a contingent of Adelaide staff members that have just returned from a week spent inside New Zealand Rugby in Wellington.

With the All Blacks currently based in France and preparing to face South Africa in the World Cup final this weekend, the Crows staff members joined Super Rugby coaches and general managers for a four-day trip during the Continental Tyres AFL Trade Period.

Nicks and Kelly presented on day two of the New Zealand Rugby high performance conference at the NZ Campus of Innovation and Sport. 

Former New Zealand cricket coach Ashley Ross works in coaching development at West Lakes and arranged the trip with his connections across the Tasman. 

The conference was also attended by incoming All Blacks head coach Scott Robertson and his assistant coaching panel, who will take over following the World Cup after a successful coaching stint with the Crusaders.