New Zealand Rugby confirms no decision has been made on All Blacks coach
New Zealand Rugby CEO Mark Robinson has confirmed that no decision has been made on whether or not Ian Foster will remain in charge of the All Blacks moving forward.
Foster has endured a tumultuous time as head coach over the past six months with the All Blacks suffering five defeats from their past seven matches.
A three-game losing streak was put to pasture in Johannesburg on Saturday evening with Foster’s men recording an impressive 35-23 win at Ellis Park.
Speaking to media on Sunday evening NZT, Robinson indicated that a significant review will be completed over the coming days with an announcement expected to be made midweek.
“We were absolutely delighted for the team and management last night with the All Blacks’ performance,” Robinson said. “It was an incredible performance and result in an incredibly hostile stadium at Ellis Park in the home of South African rugby so we’re delighted after the last few weeks of adversity and really challenging times that the team could come through like they did.
“We’re very proud of them, they represent everything that we know the All Blacks stand for and it was a really critical moment in the development of this team which we’re all proud of.
“The main priority is to get everyone home. We want to take the time now to make sure everyone gets home safe; team and management are all leaving throughout the day today. A lot of work’s going into making sure that they travel safely.
“Then we’ll take stock, meet with management as soon as we reasonably can and debrief how the tour went and where we see things at the moment and then we’ll be in a position to comment after that time.
“We’ll be making no major further comment until that time, which is likely to be the middle part of this week coming up.”
Foster’s current contract with New Zealand Rugby runs through until the end of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
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