The All Blacks’ injury from their first loss to The Pumasis still fresh. That is why the coach, Ian Foster is diagramming what the week will be like before he will face Mario Ledesma’s team again. From what the New Zealand head coach hinted at, she is looking at this discipline.
Discipline was a costly factor in his team’s losses to the Wallabies and Pumas, as if that weren’t enough the men in black conceded 26 penalties. A truly alarming number.
Foster analyzed: “We’re back to the bad times where the only player the umpires see is the one who retaliates and I’m not a big fan of that.”
Also, the coach laid the foundations for the actions of his players: “Frankly, we have to improve to deal with that. It is not smart to retaliate. We have to smile and get out of the situation. “
Finally he spoke about Los Pumas: “They have some players that we don’t know much about, but they are proving to be an outstanding rugby team, well trained, very disciplined on defense, very aggressive.”