New Zealand Rugby fired two All Blacks coaches on Sunday and brought in Jason Ryan from the Crusaders in a widely expected shake-up following the historic series loss against Ireland.
All Blacks assistant coach John Plumtree says the wounded Springboks should not be underestimated when they take on the All Blacks in the 100th Test between the teams on Saturday. After South Africa’s two consecutive defeats by the Wallabies over the past fortnight, they have relinquished their status as the No 1-ranked Test side and head into their clash with… Read more →
It has been confirmed that the four All Blacks assistant coaches will take charge of the North and South Island teams that will go head to head on 29 August.
The Hurricanes have promoted Jason Holland to head coach after John Plumtree was included in Ian Foster’s coaching team at the All Blacks.
All Blacks coach Ian Foster has unveiled three of his four assistant coaches, including the experienced John Plumtree.
John Plumtree is expected to step back from his role as Hurricanes head coach to join Ian Foster’s All Blacks management team.
Former Sharks coach John Plumtree says the black talent filtering through the system will make South African rugby a ‘scary proposition’ in years to come.
Beauden Barrett believes former Sharks coach John Plumtree has the potential to replace Steve Hansen at the helm of the All Blacks after this year.
The Springboks will need to be mentally prepared for their Rugby Championship matches in Australia and New Zealand, writes JOHN PLUMTREE.
Rassie Erasmus and Eddie Jones will have one eye on the World Cup during the June Test series, writes JOHN PLUMTREE.