ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Sunday Jul 24, 2022

Sweeping Changes Made To All Blacks Coaching Staff

New Zealand Rugby have swung the axe on the All Blacks coaching staff as two of Ian Fosters senior coaching team have been shown the door.

ADVERTISEMENT

Forwards coach John Plumtree and backs coach Brad Mooar are the two biggest causalities from the All-Blacks historic home series loss to Ireland.

In their place come Crusaders forwards coach Jason Ryan who takes over from Plumtree whilst former Ireland coach Joe Schmidt will assist Foster with the backline.

The All Blacks were uncharacteristically inaccurate in the final two tests against Ireland as they appeared to struggle to come to grips with how the game is being officiated.

World Rugby has made it clear that they are looking to clamp down on foul play as they aim to make the game safer following several former players being diagnosed with serious life altering injuries.

Throughout the final two tests the All Blacks were heavily penalised for foul play with several cards being shown including a decisive red card in the second test.

Now staring down the barrel of a two test series against the World Champion Springboks in the Republic, the NZRU felt it necessary to make the changes.

ADVERTISEMENT

Speaking about his former assistants, Foster said the following.

“Right now, I am really feeling for two fine men who are great rugby coaches that made an enormous contribution to the All Blacks,” Foster said in a statement released by NZR.

“I have no doubt both coaches will go on to great success and I want to thank them for their hard work.”

Ryan comes in as a highly rated coach following his exceptional work with both the Crusaders and Fiji. Despite his disappointment in seeing his two assistants relieved of their duties, Foster is excited about Ryan’s addition.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Jason is a proven performer with plenty of experience at international level,” said Foster.

“Last year we witnessed first-hand the impact he has made on Fiji’s forwards, adding to his continual growth as the forwards coach of the Crusaders. His appointment now is clearly with an eye to the future and to the Rugby World Cup 2023.”

Should things not go to plan for Foster and his charges in South Africa, there are rumblings that Schmidt could be the man to lead the All Blacks in France next year.

Related Articles

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Jeff Wilson Blast Scott Robertson

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Steve Hansen defends Ian Foster

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Justin Marshall Akira Ioane Fight



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    The man who once raced a Cheetah: Bryan Habana

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Rugby X - The fastest ever variation of Rugby

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Absolute scenes from triple threat centre

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Henry Arundell wonder try shows he is the real deal

  • 13 WEEKS AGO

    Watch: Blues score two STUNNING tries against Queensland Reds

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    South African Kurt-Lee Arendse receives limited ban from the game after shocking challenge

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Montage of HUGE hits and brilliant tries shows off Exeter's new signing

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Just Jonny Wilkinson smashing people

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Brawl Breaks Out At New Zealand Club Match

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Must See - High Tackle Leads To All In Brawl

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    The man who once raced a Cheetah: Bryan Habana

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Experience the Haka in first person

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Foster stages assault on World Rugby headquarters

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Pat Lambie sinks 55-metre kick to beat the All Blacks

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Rugby X - The fastest ever variation of Rugby

View All

Funnies

  • 7 HOURS AGO

    Root Of All Blacks Issues Pinpointed

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Springboks Winning On & Off The Pitch With Epic Advert

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Rassie Erasmus Shows Off Hilarious Dance Moves

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Foster stages assault on World Rugby headquarters

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Rugby Toughest Initiation Resurfaces

View All

Amateur

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Hilarious Club House Antics Shows Rugby Spirit

  • 8 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: South African Schools Rugby Is On Fire

View All

Player Features

  • 23 HOURS AGO

    Former Springbok Esterhuizen attacked following last weekends South Africa Vs New Zealand test

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    The man who once raced a Cheetah: Bryan Habana

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    South African Kurt-Lee Arendse receives limited ban from the game after shocking challenge

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Pat Lambie sinks 55-metre kick to beat the All Blacks

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Just Jonny Wilkinson smashing people

View All