The All Blacks should check their consciences after they were completely overwhelmed by France on Saturday 20 November, a defeat that would end their worst year since 2009 and add to the pressure on their coach Ian Foster, the New Zealand press estimated on Sunday.
After a 40-25 setback against the Blues, the New Zealanders finished 2021 with 12 wins and three defeats, their worst record in twelve years (14-4), when Verne’s side were under Graham Henry’s orders.
“There will be a lot of questions to ask.”And Jimmy Wall said on Radio New Zealand After the team’s defeat, the team had previously been defeated last Saturday in Ireland (29-20). Health restrictions linked to Covid-19 have forced Ian Foster’s team to perform their last nine tests in 12 weeks away from home, but New Zealand media consider the problems go beyond the fatigue associated with these long flights.
“The rest of the world no longer fears all blacks.”
“Rugby is experiencing a new world order, and at the moment, the All Blacks are not up to the task.”Mark Hinton books On the information site ThingsAnd Judging the team Officially in free fall. Less than two years before the 2023 World Cup in France.
Gregor Paul Rugby columnist at New Zealand HeraldAnd appreciate it “All blacks suffer from a number of undeniable problems, many of which are too deep to be ascribed to exhaustion at the end of a difficult year.”. “The problem with the All Blacks is that the rest of the world no longer fears them, because there is no reason to be afraid.”He adds, criticizes the game plan “Shy”.
“The loopholes that France have exposed have often been exploited this season, which leaves huge concerns about the All Blacks’ ability to solve problems week after week.”And Liam Napier writes in New Zealand Herald.
Il s’agit de la cinquième défaite des Blacks en 21 matchs depuis que Foster a succédé à Steve Hansen après la Coupe du monde 2019. Initialement nommé pour deux ans, Foster a été prolongé en 2020 jusqu’à la Coupe du monde en France 2023 – resolution ‘Somewhat premature’ to Mark Hinton. the Union “He should have waited until the end of the tour to the north to make the best possible assessment of the advisability of extending his contract.”And Adds Chris Rato, from New Zealand Herald.
“There are a few major fault lines in this team, cracks that have widened due to poor coaching decisions.”And Columnist Mark Reason concludes for Things.
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