The coach of the All Blacks, Ian Foster, admitted to being relieved that his future is secured after he signed a contract extension with New Zealand Rugby until the end of the 2023 World Cup in France.
On the other hand, the head coach also confirmed that he will retain John Plumtree, Brad Mooar, Greg Feek and Scott McLeod as his assistants, while the CEO of NZR, Mark Robinson, confirmed that they are working on new contracts for them.
“It’s great to be certain”, he told Stuff Foster, adding: “But it doesn’t really change much. We are still making decisions for the future. What this does is give me the confidence that I can continue to build as before. It’s not just about me either. We have a very special group that also gives them confidence and security to work in this team. “
On the other hand, the head coach expressed: “Also around the work we are doing with the leaders and players, it gives them a sense of stability about the environment. The more stable it is, the more players are open to expressing themselves within it. “