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All Blacks great Wayne “Buck” Shelford stepped up the pressure on coach Ian Foster on Monday, saying it was clear “something is wrong” after Ireland’s defeat.

Ireland’s 32-22 victory in Wellington on Saturday marked the All Blacks’ first home series loss since 1994 and New Zealand’s fourth loss in their last five Tests. It was the first time the All Blacks had lost a Test series at home since 1998.

“You could see there was something wrong with the team, it wasn’t that great,” Shelford said. TVNZ on Monday.

“It’s a team that doesn’t always break under pressure, but they’re a team that makes more mistakes than they normally do.”

All Blacks coach Ian Foster is under pressure to keep his job after losing their three-match Test series against Ireland.  Photo: Getty Images
All Blacks coach Ian Foster is under pressure to keep his job after losing their three-match Test series against Ireland. Photo: Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

Foster His record eight defeats in 24 games since replacing Steve Hansen in 2020 have prompted pundits to replace him just 14 months before the Rugby World Cup kicks off in France.

By then the All Blacks had lost their first test against Argentina, with Mario Ledesma’s Pumas impressing Foster’s side in Sydney.

After losing to the Springboks during the Australian Rugby Championship, they lost back to back in 2018. 2021, also put more pressure on Foster after the All Blacks secured the Bledisloe trophy with a 3-0 win over the Wallabies.

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson on Sunday called Ireland’s defeats “unacceptable” and launched a swift performance review. End of series press conference canceled by NZR.

Shelford warned Foster could pay the price, in the All Blacks’ only win over Ireland since the start of the season, 42-19 in Auckland’s first try.

Shelford added: “The decision on whether Ian Foster should be dropped or not will have to come from the NZRU (New Zealand Rugby).

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Former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick also saw worrying signs. “The questions will be asked. Do they have the right coaches?” Fitzpatrick told Sky Sports UK.

“We trained without question. So they (NZ Rugby) have to decide what to do next.

Former Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has been named in the All Blacks coaching squad for next month’s Rugby Championship, with some pundits suggesting the New Zealander should replace Foster.

Ironically, the All Blacks’ only win of the series came in the build-up to the series opener when former Ireland coach Schmidt took over from Foster with Covid-19.

“We’ve got Joe Schmidt in the wings, he’ll be back in the squad now when they go to South Africa, so we’ll just wait,” Fitzpatrick said.

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson still has his eyes set on the All Blacks’ coaching job. Photo: Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

The All Blacks will have Scott ‘Razor’ Robertson waiting in the wings after taking over from Todd Blackadder in 2017 as the Crusaders coach has won six consecutive Super Rugby titles. Time right-hand man.

Robertson He said he would consider a head coaching career overseas, including in Australia, if he misses out on New Zealand rugby again in 2019.

After you miss out, you take time and realize that there are only a few jobs at the international level,” Robertson said. Code. “Timing is everything.

“I would love to go to two World Cups. I’m coming up to 50 and it goes by fast.

“Finally you have to open up, I’m a professional, I’m a professional coach.

“I want to create an environment and a culture where people can work and if that’s another country, you have to be authentic, so yes.”

However, John Kirwan, who played alongside Shelford and Fitzpatrick in the 1987 World Cup-winning All Blacks team, opposed Foster’s sacking.

“Absolutely. I think there will be some right decisions. The Rugby Championship is coming,” Kirwan said Newstalk ZB.

“I believe Ian Foster can change that. Well, that should round the answer, let me say.

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