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Big challenges lie ahead for new All Blacks coach Foster

11 Dec 2019

WELLINGTON Ian Foster will face a string of challenges his predecessor as All Blacks coach Steve Hansen did not when he takes the reins of the most successful national team in rugby's professional era next year.

Foster extends the All Blacks' boot-room dynasty

11 Dec 2019

WELLINGTON Ian Foster will be the first All Blacks boss without previous international head coaching experience since 2003 when he takes over next year but few know New Zealand rugby better than the former Waikato flyhalf.

Foster gets the nod as new All Blacks coach

11 Dec 2019

WELLINGTON Ian Foster was appointed the new head coach of the All Blacks on Wednesday, promoted from his role as assistant under Steve Hansen to take up the reins at the most successful national rugby team of the modern era.

New Zealand head to Australia eyeing repeat of Hadlee's triumph

06 Dec 2019

WELLINGTON Richard Hadlee says New Zealand did something special in 1985 by winning their first test series in Australia and there is no doubt current skipper Kane Williamson would view victory in the upcoming series across the Tasman Sea as a career highlight.

Rennie a 'sensational appointment' for Wallabies - Mexted

21 Nov 2019

WELLINGTON Rugby Australia have made a "sensational appointment" in choosing Dave Rennie to take over as coach of the Wallabies and he will improve the team in short order, former All Blacks loose forward Murray Mexted has said.

Master plan paid dividends, now Springboks must build - Erasmus

03 Nov 2019

TOKYO Rassie Erasmus's master plan to win the Rugby World Cup came to sensational fruition at the end of its 19th-week, with the 20th now needed to embark on a trophy tour when they return home next week.

I almost quit a year ago, says Springbok coach Erasmus

02 Nov 2019

YOKOHAMA South Africa's path to their third World Cup title in Yokohama on Saturday was forged during a do-or-die performance against New Zealand a year ago, when coach Rassie Erasmus had been on the brink of quitting.

Rugby-I almost quit a year ago, says Springbok coach Erasmus

02 Nov 2019

YOKOHAMA, Nov 2 South Africa's path to their third World Cup title in Yokohama on Saturday was forged during a do-or-die performance against New Zealand a year ago, when coach Rassie Erasmus had been on the brink of quitting.

Representing entire Rainbow Nation inspired us, says Springbok Vermeulen

02 Nov 2019

YOKOHAMA Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus underlined the importance of the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday by reminding his players before kick-off that they were not just playing for themselves but for the entire Rainbow Nation.

Rugby-Representing entire Rainbow Nation inspired us, says Springbok Vermeulen

02 Nov 2019

YOKOHAMA, Nov 2 Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus underlined the importance of the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday by reminding his players before kick-off that they were not just playing for themselves but for the entire Rainbow Nation.

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