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Two historic defeats against Ireland, a losing run, relegation to fourth in the world rankings…the past few weeks have been very complicated for the All Blacks. While the local media did not hesitate to publicize their displeasure, notably by announcing their desire to see Sam Whitelock replace him as captain, as well as seeing coach, Ian Foster, being removed from his jobs. .
After the outcry this generated and many criticisms of the mismanagement of the workforce and the game proposed by the three-time world champions, the federation made an amendment first. In fact, two assistant coaches John Plumtree and Brad Moore were fired. The latter was replaced by Jason Ryan, the trainer in charge of the Crusaders attack who also trained the Fijians.
Ian Foster has expressed his great disappointment after the coaches’ dismissal.
“I really feel sorry for two great rugby coaches who have made such a huge contribution to the All Blacks.”
But he also highlighted the qualities of Jason Ryan, who has always paid off both with the Crusaders (the last Super Rugby winner) and with Fiji.
“Jason has a proven track record and a wealth of experience at the international level.”
“Last year we witnessed firsthand his impact on the Fiji strikers, along with his continued growth as a striker coach for the Crusaders.”
But he won’t be the only one joining the Blacks as former XV Clover coach, Joe Schmidt, has also taken on an analytical role and will work specifically on overall strategy and attack.
After a poor performance against the 15th club, the All Blacks are in turmoil. So the New Zealand Federation began the cabinet reshuffle with the dismissal of two coaches: John Plumtree and Brad Mowar.
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