20 Dec 2019

Ian Foster announces coaching team

From Morning Report, 8:46 am on 20 December 2019

In what some critics are calling an unnecessarily steady-as-she goes approach, new All Blacks coach Ian Foster has named his coaching team.

Just as Foster's appointment to replace Steve Hansen was not a shock, neither are the new coach's selections.

He's picked former Hurricanes head coach John Plumtree and former All Black prop and Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek to join the incumbent defence coach, Scott McLeod.

Former Crusaders assistant coach Brad Mooar will complete the lineup, if New Zealand Rugby can successfully negotiate his release from his contract with Welsh side Scarlets.

Will this be the team to put the All Blacks back on the top of the world?

Corin Dann speaks to sports correspondent Hamish Bidwell.