New Zealand Rugby will continue to back All Blacks coach Ian Foster, despite back-to-back defeats on their end-of-year tour to the UK.
Foster’s All Blacks first went down 29-20 to Ireland two weeks ago, before losing 40-25 to France last weekend.
The knives were then out for the coach, who replaced Steve Hansen as the main man after the 2019 World Cup, on social media platforms with many believing Crusaders coach Scott Robertson should be in the hotseat instead.
NZ Rugby’s GM, Chris Lendrum, tells StuffNZ: “We support Foz [Foster] and the team and we are just looking forward to getting them home and getting into the work to assess what we need to do to improve next year.”
He adds: “The All Blacks, themselves, will do their own internal debrief. We look to match those two together, we focus on environment, performance and people, and work through a review process where we essentially get 360-degree feedback on our key people.”