New Zealand Rugby has announced the promotion of Ian Foster as head coach of the All Blacks, the New Zealand men's rugby team. In the last seven years Foster had been assistant to Steve Hansen, the most successful coach in the history of the All Blacks, whose position ended in third place in the World Cup in Japan. Foster is 54 years old, he was a player on the provincial team of Waikato and the Chiefs of Hamilton, who then coached both between 2002 and 2011. As an assistant to Hansen in the All Blacks he took part in the World Cup victories in 2015 and six editions of the Four Nations tournament. His first official coaching engagements will start in the summer with home test matches against Wales and Scotland.
– All Blacks (@AllBlacks) December 12, 2019