The current All Blacks coach Ian Foster renewed his contract with the oceanic team until the 2023 World Cup.
New Zealand Rugby CEO Mark Robinson announced the continuation of the Men in Black head coach and revealed the union’s intentions to achieve the same result with the technical staff members.
“Ian (Foster) has faced extraordinary times since he was first appointed. With the uncertainty of Covid-19 and the many challenges it caused he demonstrated exemplary composure and managed to lead incredibly through it all.”, declared the manager.
Since his debut at the command of the selected team, the coach twice won the Bledisoe Cup and the Three Nations of 2020. He also made his debut to 13 players in the All Blacks.
Regarding its renewal, Foster maintained that “I first want to acknowledge the board and New Zealand Rugby for the faith they showed in renewing me. It is a privilege to be a part of the All Blacks and I do not take it for granted.”
To this he added: “It was clearly a difficult couple of years with Covid-19, but I am very proud of the resilience the team displayed. I am personally driven that our team continue to be successful as we progress to the 2023 World Cup.”