All Black Coach - Ian Foster



  • @Chris-B Rennie the Roo?





  • Boy the fishing grounds really have been ravaged around here in recent past if a massive piece of bait like the ex Blues coach doesn't even get a nibble.



  • @Machpants said in [Poll] Next All Black Coach:

    @Chris-B Rennie the Roo?

    Yes! That's it and I bet you see that headline on Stuff or NZHerald as they are usually unable to think for themselves



  • All pointing to a Scott Robertson appointment is my bet.



  • @Chris Really? Foster is still in the race and he got a head start.



  • Gee if Aussie do get Rennie, I can see the headlines now...

    NZR in turmoil, 2 top coaching candidates turn back on AB job....



  • It's 2007 all over again! The incumbent who we're not quite sure about versus the guy whose dominating super rugby.



  • @Chris-B

    And now Dave Rennie is dead to me.

    I don’t see how any kiwi can coach Oz against the All Blacks - I’ll bet that the number 1 KPI is getting and holding the Bled, which means it’s the only job in the world where you are evaluated primarily on beating the one team you supposedly support and want to coach one day.

    I can’t see how it ever leads to an AB coaching gig either, so it’s just joining the international ranks.

    I’m going to be so fucked off if this is true**

    ** I’m happy to admit my hypocrisy in not really having another team (although probably England and SA - although I doubt SA would appoint a kiwi as head coach) that I would be so worked up about.



  • I wonder if NZR, or one of the remaining candidates are going to try to twist Joe Schmidt's arm.



  • I wonder if the real play here is lining up Gatland? Foster gets a two year contract but is really just an interim until Gatland comes in to install his rush defence.



  • @Stargazer said in [Poll] Next All Black Coach:

    I wonder if NZR, or one of the remaining candidates are going to try to twist Joe Schmidt's arm.

    Wasn't there a rumour that Schmidt could be part of Foster's "dream team"?

    Schmidt might prefer to take a step back and be an assistant coach.



  • @Bovidae

    One hopes that there are some big players in support of either candidate because what we are seeing right now is people choosing security ahead of ambition.

    If the remainers aren’t that much chop, it seems that the NZ rugby appointment process takes too long and should have been moved through more quickly.



  • @Cyclops The same plan could be with Robertson stepping in after two years.



  • @gt12 I wonder if both Rennie and Joseph even registered any interest in applying?



  • @gt12 said in [Poll] Next All Black Coach:

    @Chris-B

    And now Dave Rennie is dead to me.

    I’m going to be so fucked off if this is true**

    Would be a pretty stupendous error to say the announcement is being made today and to have the whole thing wrong.



  • @Bovidae said in [Poll] Next All Black Coach:

    @Stargazer said in [Poll] Next All Black Coach:

    I wonder if NZR, or one of the remaining candidates are going to try to twist Joe Schmidt's arm.

    Wasn't there a rumour that Schmidt could be part of Foster's "dream team"?

    Schmidt might prefer to take a step back and be an assistant coach.

    I can't see how given Foster's role would be more akin to Hansen; management and general direction. That would be asking Schmidt to be a specialist coach which would require a considerable time commitment.



  • @Stargazer said in [Poll] Next All Black Coach:

    @Chris Really? Foster is still in the race and he got a head start.

    Yep I think we are heading for a fresh start
    Change of CEO next change of Coach
    With a different approach no baggage from the WC.



  • HUge move by Rennie, more so when he knew the AB job was coming up, unless he thinks it is a done deal with Fozzie too!



  • @gt12

    The hope Rennie transforms Aust rugby

    NZ rugby can't survive if rugby dies in Aust. I want a strong test scene with NZ Aust and SA all strong. Part of the current so called Hansen success was due to SA and Aust being so weak.

    and super rugby become a exciting meaningful competition rather than the meaningless farce it is now.



  • @Hooroo said in [Poll] Next All Black Coach:

    @Machpants said in [Poll] Next All Black Coach:

    @Chris-B Rennie the Roo?

    Yes! That's it and I bet you see that headline on Stuff or NZHerald as they are usually unable to think for themselves

    Damn I should hve put Rennie the Roo (TM)



  • @Bovidae said in [Poll] Next All Black Coach:

    @Stargazer said in [Poll] Next All Black Coach:

    I wonder if NZR, or one of the remaining candidates are going to try to twist Joe Schmidt's arm.

    Wasn't there a rumour that Schmidt could be part of Foster's "dream team"?

    Schmidt might prefer to take a step back and be an assistant coach.

    Rennie said he wants Aust assistants



  • i was going to just make smart ass, flippant comments about this, but, after Rennie joining the Wallabies, i have found i am actually pretty fucked off.

    So far, before the process has even had a chance to run its course, Gatland, Schmidt, Joseph, and Rennie (admittedly for a variety of reasons) have ruled themselves out. One has agreed to stay at a T2 nation, for probably a shedload of cash, but still minimal opportunities (around 10 tests a year, against Korea, and Hong Kong). Another has taken the spot of our national rivals, a team that has enormous issues behind it, and has just lost a bunch of their key players, but still comes with expectations of success.

    So either NZ coaches don't actually care about coaching the ABs anymore, or, they already know the outcome of the "process" and we are being given window dressing for appeasement



  • @Winger

    The most successful coach going around is an Aussie - they have plenty of coaching talent, and if they don’t, NZ taking over world coaching is not doing much to ‘grow the game’ anyway.



  • @mariner4life said in [Poll] Next All Black Coach:

    i was going to just make smart ass, flippant comments about this, but, after Rennie joining the Wallabies, i have found i am actually pretty fucked off.

    So far, before the process has even had a chance to run its course, Gatland, Schmidt, Joseph, and Rennie (admittedly for a variety of reasons) have ruled themselves out. One has agreed to stay at a T2 nation, for probably a shedload of cash, but still minimal opportunities (around 10 tests a year, against Korea, and Hong Kong). Another has taken the spot of our national rivals, a team that has enormous issues behind it, and has just lost a bunch of their key players, but still comes with expectations of success.

    So either NZ coaches don't actually care about coaching the ABs anymore, or, they already know the outcome of the "process" and we are being given window dressing for appeasement



  • @antipodean Schmidt was quoted recently in saying he hadn't had a day off work while he was the Irish coach. The role as an assistant coach would not be as all-consuming or demanding as that.



  • @mariner4life

    I’m a bit pissed off that these guys were developed in our professional system but can compete against us at the highest level - there have been longish gaps between them leaving Super and joining these teams - so I’m wondering if anyone knows of non-competes for coaches and how long they should be? If we don’t have them to be appointed to a Super (or even Mitre 10) role, should we? And, how long is appropriate?



  • @mariner4life said in [Poll] Next All Black Coach:

    So either NZ coaches don't actually care about coaching the ABs anymore, or, they already know the outcome of the "process" and we are being given window dressing for appeasement

    well the way things are going, they are all but making that happen, whether it was going to or not.

    Was listening to a thing on the Radio yesterday where they were discussing how we just 'assume' these guys aspire to coach the ABs (simiarly how kids aspire to be ABs)

    That said, I think Rennie had said he would like to coach the ABs? With this appointment, I reckon he just pushed that back at least a dozen years.



  • @gt12 said in [Poll] Next All Black Coach:

    @mariner4life

    I’m a bit pissed off that these guys were developed in our professional system but can compete against us at the highest level - there have been longish gaps between them leaving Super and joining these teams - so I’m wondering if anyone knows of non-competes for coaches and how long they should be? If we don’t have them to be appointed to a Super (or even Mitre 10) role, should we? And, how long is appropriate?

    i actually don't have a issue with that for some reason.

    Probably the thing that gets me is all these kiwi coaches seem pretty keen to get kiwis in to other test sides, giving another incentive for our 2nd tier pleayers to fuck off.

    But seriously, it's looking like the ABs and the Wallabies are about announce 2 ex-Chiefs coaches. One was pretty ordinary who brought no success to the side. The other won the comp twice and had us as annual contenders. Guess which one will be the AB coach?



  • @mariner4life said in [Poll] Next All Black Coach:

    @gt12 said in [Poll] Next All Black Coach:

    @mariner4life

    I’m a bit pissed off that these guys were developed in our professional system but can compete against us at the highest level - there have been longish gaps between them leaving Super and joining these teams - so I’m wondering if anyone knows of non-competes for coaches and how long they should be? If we don’t have them to be appointed to a Super (or even Mitre 10) role, should we? And, how long is appropriate?

    i actually don't have a issue with that for some reason.

    Probably the thing that gets me is all these kiwi coaches seem pretty keen to get kiwis in to other test sides, giving another incentive for our 2nd tier pleayers to fuck off.

    But seriously, it's looking like the ABs and the Wallabies are about announce 2 ex-Chiefs coaches. One was pretty ordinary who brought no success to the side. The other won the comp twice and had us as annual contenders. Guess which one will be the AB coach?

    I’m not looking forward to this next All Black cycle at all!



  • @mariner4life

    Funnily enough, that’s one of the problems I have with it - the coaching drain and player drain feed off each other - while we are supposedly the poachers.

    I don’t get, at all, why Rennie wouldn’t want the AB gig. I know rugby is a business etc etc, but I can’t see how anyone would t cut off their arm to try to even be an asst AB coach. I’m a bit bit pissed with Toby Brown for that too, now that it turns out the JJ hasn’t even expressed interest.



  • @gt12 Yeah I think TB's excuse is pretty lame. As an adult, let alone an international coach. Oh I'm tying my flag to someone else's mast, no matter what they do. Lucky JJ didn't decide for a nice rest coaching the sunwolves for their last year.



  • The other thing is the Crusaders don't seem to be doing anything to prepare for Robertson's departure. Maybe they're doing a really good job of keeping things under the radar and nothing has leaked. But if the Crusader mafia was as strong as some suspect you'd have thought they'd be lining someone up.

    If Robertson gets announced in mid-late December and the Crusaders don't have a replacement ready to go they're basically fucked.

    But if the Crusaders have good reasons to think Robertson isn't going to get the job, then they might not be as worried.



  • @Cyclops Not true at all, that has already been addressed by Robertson in interviews.



  • @Cyclops said in [Poll] Next All Black Coach:

    The other thing is the Crusaders don't seem to be doing anything to prepare for Robertson's departure. Maybe they're doing a really good job of keeping things under the radar and nothing has leaked. But if the Crusader mafia was as strong as some suspect you'd have thought they'd be lining someone up.

    If Robertson gets announced in mid-late December and the Crusaders don't have a replacement ready to go they're basically fucked.

    But if the Crusaders have good reasons to think Robertson isn't going to get the job, then they might not be as worried.

    I'm sure the Hammettuer is ready to return home when needed.



  • @mariner4life said in [Poll] Next All Black Coach:

    So either NZ coaches don't actually care about coaching the ABs anymore, or, they already know the outcome of the "process" and we are being given window dressing for appeasement

    Good conspiracy or perhaps the process is truly transparent, now guarantees are being given and there is a two year contract up for grabs?

    Maybe it is as simple as Japan and Aussie have come to these two and said - we will give you four years and $$$ if you sign here now.

    In a truly transparent contest why would these two necessarily turn down the sure thing when at least one of them was going to leave empty handed.



  • @Cyclops said in [Poll] Next All Black Coach:

    The other thing is the Crusaders don't seem to be doing anything to prepare for Robertson's departure. Maybe they're doing a really good job of keeping things under the radar and nothing has leaked. But if the Crusader mafia was as strong as some suspect you'd have thought they'd be lining someone up.

    If Robertson gets announced in mid-late December and the Crusaders don't have a replacement ready to go they're basically fucked.

    But if the Crusaders have good reasons to think Robertson isn't going to get the job, then they might not be as worried.

    Crusaders are due to name a defensive coach in a couple of weeks that maybe the new coach coming in



  • @rotated said in [Poll] Next All Black Coach:

    @mariner4life said in [Poll] Next All Black Coach:

    So either NZ coaches don't actually care about coaching the ABs anymore, or, they already know the outcome of the "process" and we are being given window dressing for appeasement

    Good conspiracy or perhaps the process is truly transparent, now guarantees are being given and there is a two year contract up for grabs?

    Maybe it is as simple as Japan and Aussie have come to these two and said - we will give you four years and $$$ if you sign here now.

    In a truly transparent contest why would these two necessarily turn down the sure thing when at least one of them was going to leave empty handed.

    This indicates that NZ Rugby has too high an opinion ( as I do) of the honor of getting to coach the ABs, suggesting that the appointment process may be too long and too complex, meaning that we aren't getting applications from the very best as other nations jump in with higher paying offers with greater security. That's a horrible reality if true, but should be considered.

    I think it also suggests that we haven't looked at how to successfully bring top coaches home as part of coaching teams.



  • @gt12 said in [Poll] Next All Black Coach:

    This indicates that NZ Rugby has too high an opinion ( as I do) of the honor of getting to coach the ABs, suggesting that the appointment process may be too long and too complex, meaning that we aren't getting applications from the very best as other nations jump in with higher paying offers with greater security. That's a horrible reality if true, but should be considered.

    I think it also suggests that we haven't looked at how to successfully bring top coaches home as part of coaching teams.

    Eh, I don't know. It is a bit of a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. Japan and Aussie have been able to nab these guys because they forewent a formal interview process and just headhunted (or in the case of Joseph reappointed) their men.

    If the NZRU did that there would be an uproar.



  • Presumably the Board wants some measure of transparency as well being a new era, so a public stringent process looked good. A backroom deal would be slated by every media outlet in NZ.


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