Ian Foster sticks to his All Blacks job

Ian Foster sticks to his All Blacks job

The New Zealand coach, who has been criticized after the defeats against Ireland, is determined to stay in the job.

All Blacks coach Ian Foster, who has emerged in the hot seat after a string of defeats, said Friday he could still turn the situation around and keep Sam Kane as the rugby league captain. “As a coach, there have been a lot of questions over the past two weeksFoster admitted at a news conference in Auckland.I am strong, I am flexible. I think I have a good feeling for the players, I’m strategic and responsible too“.

The triple world champion (1987, 2011, 2015) suffered another setback on Saturday (32-22) in Wellington, having already been beaten by Ireland for the first time at home last week (23-12), and slipping to fifth in six. matches.

New Zealand begins its season with two Tests with world champions South Africa in August

New Zealand media speculated that Sam Whitelock would be replaced as captain, while former Irish manager Joe Schmidt was set to replace Foster after the All Blacks fell to fourth in the world rankings. “I trust Sam CaneFoster said of his decision to keep him captain. “We all know we take a big responsibility when we put on the All Blacks jersey and we have to do it better“.”We understand the fans are not happy, but we have a plan to play rugby in South Africa that the New Zealanders will be proud of.‘, still assured.

There have been in-depth conversations this week, as always about our performance environments, and they will continue.Mark Robinson, president of the New Zealand Rugby Union, announced, referring totough time“.

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Most of the squad lost to Ireland were kept, and Josh Dixon and the Blues in the second row of the Highlanders, Stephen Perovita, were the only players not kept. New Zealand begins its season with two Tests with world champions South Africa on August 6 and 13, before hosting Argentina in Christchurch on August 27 and then Hamilton the following weekend.

They face Australia in Melbourne on Thursday 15 September and then host Wallaby in Auckland for their last home game of 2022 on 24 September.

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