Ian Foster

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 Sonny Bill Williams returns to the New Zealand side for the Rugby Championship opener against Australia in Sydney. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

Centre Sonny Bill Williams was recalled to the All Blacks team on Wednesday for their opening Rugby Championship match against Australia after serving(...)

Steve Hansen: “We’ve ended up with a hand on the trophy each which is a bit like kissing your sister. There’s not a lot in it for anybody.”

The All Blacks’ disappointment with a drawn series is assuredly the more acute, and that feeling is liable to intensify as the days pass. To his credi(...)

“We’ve kept in contact with Joe about the job, like we’ve kept in touch with Vern Cotter and others.” Photo: Inpho

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt remains among the front runners to succeed Steve Hansen as All Blacks boss following the 2019 World Cup. The New Zeala(...)

Sam Warburton of the Lions poses for a selfie with fans after the Lions’ draw with the Hurricanes. Photo: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

New Zealand star Jerome Kaino has predicted a “huge lift of intensity” at the breakdown area if British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton starts S(...)

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen “Ever since Adam was a cowboy, if the tight five do the job everyone else can play.” Photo: Getty Images

Although Steve Hansen and his assistant Ian Foster looked understandably content with the All Blacks’ first test victory, and are now roaring hot favo(...)

New Zealand  assistant coach Ian Foster: “I guess what’s happened in Chicago has just added a little bit more seasoning to it, hasn’t it?” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ireland may be immersed in their best camp since Michael Kearney was appointed Irish team manager. Sweet mood music in Carton House. But Steve Hans(...)

Nathan White departs the field against Leinster last March. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht has been struck by the disappointing news that prop Nathan White is to retire from professional rugby based on medical advice following a con(...)

 Graham Henry watches on during a Leinster training session at Greystones RFC, Dr Hickey Park. “If you can pass on some of that experience about what helped you get better – it must be a positive, hopefully.” Photograph: Sportsfile

Odd yet a welcome sight: Graham Henry unsmiling mug in amongst Leinster preseason training. Quietly conferring with Leo Cullen and his former pupil Is(...)

 All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has agreed a new deal to stay on in the post until 2019. Photograph: Getty Images

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen’s decision to stay on with the team until after the 2019 World Cup in Japan has now thrown up another question in the ru(...)

Ben Smith of the All Blacks is spotted by Aaron Smith during a New Zealand training session at London Irish  in Bagshot. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

A World Cup cycle has increasingly come to represent the end of international careers across the rugby firmament, and for this exceptional group of Al(...)

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