Saturday 18 January 2020

Ex-Ireland coaches join All Blacks


Ian Foster. Photo: Sportsfile
Ian Foster. Photo: Sportsfile

Rúaidhrí O'Connor

The All Blacks will have plenty of intel on Ireland in the coming years as new coach Ian Foster has included Joe Schmidt's former assistants Greg Feek and John Plumtree in his backroom team.

Feek finished up as Ireland's scrum coach at the World Cup, ending a decade-long association that began at Leinster, while Plumtree was the forwards coach in Schmidt's first season as Ireland coach when they won the 2014 Six Nations.

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Foster, who served under Steve Hansen before getting the top job last week, confirmed his ticket last night, with Scott McLeod continuing as defence coach.

Former Munster centre Jason Holland is being tipped to take over Plumtree's job as head coach of the Hurricanes.

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