December 18, 2019 / 9:38 PM / a month ago

Rugby-Plumtree to join Foster in All Blacks coaching group

WELLINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Wellington Hurricanes coach John Plumtree has been named as an assistant to new All Blacks coach Ian Foster in a coaching group alongside Greg Feek and Scott McLeod, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) said on Thursday.

Plumtree will be replaced at the Hurricanes by his assistant Jason Holland, with former All Blacks winger Cory Jane joining the side as defence coach, the Super Rugby team said.

“I’m delighted to confirm three of the four other coaches who’ll make up our coaching team,” Foster said in a statement.

“They’re all outstanding coaches in their own right, and we’ll have new voices and fresh ideas in the All Blacks.”

NZR said one more coach was expected to be added to Foster’s group, with Brad Mooar widely tipped by New Zealand and British media to cut short his contract with Welsh club Scarlets and return home.

Reporting by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Ed Osmond

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