New Zealand coach Glenn Moore resigned on Saturday, less than six months after the Women’s Rugby World Cup at home and five days after a report was published criticizing his coaching methods.
The 62-year-old, who led the selection to his fifth world title in 2017, has been in a hot seat since the revelation of this document in which he was specifically accused of favoritism and hurtful remarks by several of the original players. Or the Pacific Islands.
“The decision to step down from a position I’m excited about six months away from the 2022 Women’s Rugby World Cup (October 8 – November 12, editor’s note) has been very difficult for me and my family,” Moore said in a letter. statement. , arrived on top of the black fern seven years ago.
“We understand and respect Glenn’s decision to step down,” New Zealand Football Association chief executive Mark Robinson said.
An investigation was assigned to an independent team following accusations from T Kura prostitute Ngata Irinjamat (30, 33 picks), who announced in December on his Instagram account that he was having a “nervous breakdown” after his disastrous fall tour. In the Northern Hemisphere (2 heavy defeats by England, then two more by France).
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She accused Moore of telling her that she was “not worthy of being chosen” or that she was “only chosen to play the guitar”.
On Saturday, the coach described the prostitute’s allegations as “misleading” and “out of context”.
Moore stated in his press release that he did not act sooner “out of respect for the welfare of Te Cora (…) and to allow the conclusion” of the independent investigation, which, he said, is a form of “distraction”, when our only priority should be to improve performance. “.
According to the report, the situation during the Autumn Tour was “not well managed or supervised” and criticisms of Te Kura Ngata-Iringamatee are shared by other players, particularly those of Maori, New Zealand Polynesian, or South Pacific descent. carrots, which respectively account for half and a quarter of the workforce.
The Federation did not reveal the identity of Glenn Moore’s successor, but last week handed over the position of “technical coach” for the Black Ferns to Wayne Smith, assistant coach of the All Blacks’ team in the last two World Cup victories (2011, 2015). ).
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