The New Zealand Football Association announced an “immediate” takeover of the Blacks

The New Zealand Football Association announced an “immediate” takeover of the Blacks

After back-to-back defeats to Ireland, New Zealand’s leaders announced their intent to take control of their selection, just over a year after the 2023 World Cup finals in France.

The New Zealand Rugby Union announced its acquisition on Sunday.immediatelyFrom the All Blacks after their new defeat to IrelandunacceptableThis complicates the future of coach Ian Foster. “Congratulations to Team Ireland on their well-deserved victory last night, but the All Blacks’ performance in this series was clearly not acceptable, and we know they thought about it. We all know there is a huge amount of work to be doneNew Zealand rugby coach Mark Robinson said in a statement. “Our goal is to work with Ian and his team to fully understand, prior to the rugby tournament, what we need to do to improve and what needs to be done from now on. We will start this work immediately“, he added.

The All Blacks suffered their second consecutive home loss on Saturday night against Ireland (32-22). It was the first time that the New Zealanders had lost consecutive matches at home to a European team since the Tour de France that won the title in 1994. It was the first time they had lost a series of Tests at home against Ireland, which they had never seen before. She won in New Zealand before winning the previous Saturday in Dunedin (23-12).

This first defeat had already weakened Ian Foster a little more, who has been around 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 who had already questioned. However, the All Blacks (42-19) won their first test match against Ireland in Auckland. In August and September New Zealanders will play the Rugby Championship, which features the major national teams from the Southern Hemisphere (Australia, Argentina, South Africa and New Zealand) each year. They will start with two tests in world champion South Africa on August 6 and 13.

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