Assistant Coaches Extend All Blacks Contract

All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster and All Blacks forwards coach Mike Cron have extended their contract with New Zealand Rugby through to 2017.

“Ian has provided outstanding coaching of the All Blacks over the last four years. He has a calm yet forthright style which works well in the team and his strategic thinking and development of the All Blacks’ back play, which is his specialist area, has been exceptional,” said Steve Tew, NZR Chief Executive.

“Cronno has coached not only the All Blacks forwards, but many young forwards with distinction for many years now and he is widely recognised as one of the world’s best coaches. We are incredibly fortunate to have him continue with the All Blacks.”

A number of senior players are due to leave the All Blacks this year and new players are expected to join the team.

“It’s great news for New Zealand Rugby and myself to have these two world-leading coaches sign back on with the All Blacks. (…) They (…) will be vital in making sure that we continue to grow our game in the years ahead,” said Steve Hansen.

Article Source: sport24, November 17, 2015

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