The New Zealand Federation announced an “immediate” takeover of the All Blacks

The New Zealand Federation announced an “immediate” takeover of the All Blacks

After back-to-back defeats to Ireland, New Zealand’s captains have declared their intention to take control of their selection, just over a year after the 2023 World Cup in France.

The New Zealand Rugby Union announced its acquisition on Sunday.immediately“From the All Blacks after another defeat by Ireland”UnacceptableThis complicates the future of coach Ian Foster. “Congratulations to Team Ireland on their well-deserved win last night, but the All Blacks’ performance in this series was clearly not acceptable, and we know they thought that. We all know there is an enormous amount of work to be doneNew Zealand rugby coach Mark Robinson said in a statement. “Our aim is to work with Ian and his team to fully understand, before the Rugby Championship, what we need to do to improve and what needs to be done going forward. We will start this work immediately“, he added.

The All Blacks suffered their second straight home defeat to Ireland (32-22) on Saturday night. It was the first time the New Zealanders had lost consecutive home matches to a European team since the Tour de France winning the title in 1994. It was also the first time they had lost a home Test series against Ireland, which was unprecedented. She won in New Zealand before her win the previous Saturday in Dunedin (23-12).

This first defeat had already weakened Ian Foster a little more, who has been in place since 2020, but has had poor results since last year, with seven defeats in 24 matches, including two against Ireland (29-20) and France (40-25). ) in November 2021 which he had already questioned. However, the first test match was won by the All Blacks (42-19) against Ireland in Auckland. In August and September, New Zealanders will compete in the Rugby Championship, which annually brings together the main national teams of the Southern Hemisphere (Australia, Argentina, South Africa, New Zealand). They will start with two Tests in world champions South Africa on August 6 and 13.

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