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Rugby: All Blacks coach Ian Foster confirmed until 2023 World Cup

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The New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) and the New Zealand Rugby Federation (NZRU) announced on Wednesday 17 August that All Blacks coach Ian Foster, who has been condemned by the Kiwi media for these poor results, will remain in place at least until the World Cup. 2023. Joe Schmidt, former coach of Leinster and Irish side Clermont, joins the New Zealand staff.

Ian Foster can blow He will continue training All Blacks until World Cup in FranceNext year, announced New Zealand Rugby Wednesday 17 August. New Zealand Rugby’s governing body has renewed confidence in him despite his poor recent performances.

relief, Foster He thanked the Federation’s Board of Directors and its General Manager Mark Robinson For their “strong support”. “It’s a privilege to hold this position and it’s not something you ever take for granted,” he said. Trainer of 57 So the head of years continues All Blacks For the next home test Argentina On August 27th Christ Church And for the World Cup to be held in France in September 2023.

Stuart MitchellPresident New Zealand RugbyThe Board of Directors assured that confidence is maintained Foster Despite Three defeats in five Test matches this year. “I would like to point out that Ian Foster as head coach and Mark as general manager have the full support of the board.” Mitchell.

Foster was under pressure after back-to-back defeats against Ireland Last month, followed by heavy losses‘South Africa. Robinson So refused to publicly support FosterEven after the success of All Blacks Against South Africa Saturday 13 August did Johannesburg. But Foster There was no resentment after this episode. “In a way, criticizing me is part of Robo’s (Robinson’s) and Stew’s (Mitchell’s) job,” he said. “I wish it wasn’t, but we live in the real world and we’re under pressure to perform. I don’t care,” he added.

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Joe Schmidt arrives in support

Foster Already received support from players like RD Savea And the captain Sam Cain After Saturday’s win. Some in the New Zealand media called for his resignation. Robinson insisted that the camp of All Blacks Stand together. “We’re very excited about the developments and changes that we’ve seen and some of the adjustments that Foster (has) made,” he said. “At board, executive and player group level – we believe we can support this together.”

Small change though, arrival Joe SchmidtT, former trainer Clermontfrom Leinster (Ireland) and the national team From IrelandOn the staff Total black, with an “active” role. The technician who oversees the team as an “independent coach” (a special position in Kiwi rugby, watching and analyzing all black matches – in selection and clubs – goes on the field as an assistant to the “real” coach to give his results in the game or the performance of the players) Foster Charge of the attack. So it replaces it Brad MowerHe was dropped on 24 July after the tour against Ireland.

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