07/31/2022 10:35 am | Updated 07/31/2022 at 10:55 AM
Former All Blacks winger Joe Rococo said the New Zealand team lacked confidence and consistency after their setbacks against Ireland on the summer tour.
Picked 68 times for the All Blacks Joe Rococo continues to be a keen observer of the New Zealand election. The former international winger admitted in an interview with the magazine that the latter lost the series of Test matches against Ireland. Olympics at noon what” New Zealand were helpless in the face of Irish pressure “. Finding out what has caused the streak of four losses in the last five games played, Joe Rococo assures The All Blacks were “seriously lacking in confidence” and “the attacking game is not varied enough, against the backdrop of increasingly well-organised defences”.. Ian Foster was joined by Joe Schmidt as the New Zealand Rugby Federation announced a review of the selection staff.
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Rococo can’t choose between Mounga and Barrett
One of his predecessors at the Auckland Blues described him as “a remarkable technician” and “a rugby scientist”. The former Ireland coach will be a key support for the All Blacks boss. Recalling a story about Joe Schmidt, Joe Rococo said he was “incredibly intelligent but demanded real technical perfection from his players”. But one of the issues facing the New Zealand selection is the uncertainty over the fly half position between Richie Maunga and Beauden Barrett. agree that” That would be a terrible choice », Joe Rococo struggles to take sides with one or the other. “I can’t say which of the two is better because they are two exceptional players,” he said. On the other hand, it is necessary to set one up over time. When I talk about duration, I mean the next six months: because a playmaker needs benchmarks with his first center or scrum half. “A message that Ian Foster could well take.
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