Ian Foster succeeds Steve Hansen as All Blacks head coach

Rugby Dec 11, 2019

Ian Foster succeeds Steve Hansen as All Blacks head coach

Longtime assistant Ian Foster has been confirmed as All Blacks head coach to succeed Steve Hansen after an appointment process shunned by some candidates who saw it as flawed and untimely. The 54-year-old Foster has been assistant coach since 2012, helping Hansen guide the team ...

Beauden Barrett backs Ian Foster in New Zealand coaching search

Rugby Nov 5, 2019

Beauden Barrett backs Ian Foster in New Zealand coaching search

New Zealand fullback Beauden Barrett has voiced his support for Ian Foster's bid to take over from Steve Hansen as All Blacks coach, saying he would like to see "continuity" in the role, local media have reported. Hansen ended his 16-year association with the team ...

England fined for encroaching on All Blacks' haka

Rugby Oct 30, 2019

England fined for encroaching on All Blacks' haka

England has been fined for crossing the halfway line during New Zealand's haka after players made a provocative V-shaped formation before last weekend's Rugby World Cup semifinal in Yokohama, tournament organizers said Wednesday. Protocol states opponents must remain in their own half while the All ...