Andrew Strawbridge ("Skills consultant" and Fozzie's old Waikato pal)
Scott Mcleod ("Defence coach" and Fozzie's old Waikato pal)
Mate if you heard the interview Robinson actually said Fozzie was kept up to date with what was going on, though why he needed to know who was replacing him is not something I can grasp. I not even sure Foster would care would he? Not sure if you realised , but Fozzie wasn't standing for the job, the only one who should of been told was Joseph or whoever was up for job.Well, I thought was cold when Rugby Australia sacked Dave Rennie over a Zoom call, but we've clearly been outdone by NZR's treatment of Fozzie. From the Roar:
He will replace disgruntled Ian Foster after the World Cup. In an awkward moment that sums up the hash NZ have made of the situation, NZR CEO Mark Robinson couldn’t confirm if Foster was aware of the news.
“He’s in a different timezone at the moment,” Robinson dithered when pressed on Foster. “We’ve certainly been in contact recently … to reach out to have that chat if we can.”
Robinson was asked, ‘does he know?’ “I don’t know what time it is in Paris, but he’s been communicated with that there’s an announcement coming today.”
Na mate, think iy more about shutting up the talk, and more importantly make sure they get who they want. Without being stupid NZ tend to have coaches that are wanted for other jobs, so I think NZR felt they maybe lost a couple of candidates last time doing it so late. I see both points, it's good to keep things calm until after WC, but you don't want to lose your prferred choice either. Think the thing for Razor is now to go back finish with Crusdaers and not even talk to any AB players etc until after WC.Apologies if this is naive of me, but why announce Razor’s appointment this early? Especially in a RWC year, does Fozzie get a nudge this June?
This has been a change over the last few years. Coaches don't wait until the end of RWC as the market is flooded and countries losing your preferred coach is a problem.Apologies if this is naive of me, but why announce Razor’s appointment this early? Especially in a RWC year, does Fozzie get a nudge this June?
Has to get a lot of credit for turning the perennial loser franchise around but ffs if he's going to keep picking BB (Berrick Barnes) at 10 even though EVERY fluffybunny UNDER THE SUN CAN SEE HE'S PLAYING LIKE UTTER DOGSHIT AND CANNOT BE FUCKED EVEN ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A LINEBREAK IN CASE HE DAMAGES A PINKY WHICH COULD IMPACT EARNINGS FOR HIS UPCOMING 12TH JAPAN SABBATICAL then he can jog the fuck on.Rangi doing his best to maintain the pretence that he's not locked in as Razor's AC yet:
Couple of outlets reporting that Razor's assistants will be Macdonald, Holland & Scott Hansen. Of the current setup only Jason Ryan would be retained putting Joe Schmidt, Scott McLeod & Greg Feek back on the coaching gig market.