New Zealand Rugby has announced that All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has been reappointed through to the end of the 2023 World Cup.
NZR CEO Mark Robinson said he and the NZR board were delighted to announce the appointment and said Foster could now plan for next year and beyond with certainty.
NZR has also started work on contracting the rest of Foster’s coaching staff and management team.
“Ian has faced extraordinary times since he was first appointed, with the uncertainty of Covid-19 and the numerous challenges it has thrown up, and he’s shown remarkable composure and resolve to lead incredibly well through it all,” Robinson said.
In Foster’s time in charge of the team to date, the All Blacks have won the Bledisloe Cup twice, as well as last year’s Tri-Nations. He has also welcomed 13 new All Blacks into the fold.
“Foz has built an outstanding culture and environment in the team with an inclusive and collaborative approach and maintained a steady, clear focus on our goal of being No 1 in the world again.