Ian Foster rugby player
Ian Foster rugby player

Ian Foster

1st Jan 1970 1.80m/kg Head Coach

Getting to know Scott Robertson: The new All Black Coach

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Saturday Scott Robertson will take to the field for his first game as the new All Blacks head coach after unprecedented success with the Crusaders. The former Crusaders’ head coach signed a four-year...

A look ahead at the upcoming international tests

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The mid year tests are upon when the North descends on the South. This years fixtures will see a repeat of two matches we saw during the pool stages of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Lets a take a quick and...

Official Preview: Japan Rugby League One Round Fourteen

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Matsuda versus Barrett II: Rikiya’s big moment It’s been quite a year for Rikiya Matsuda.A 37-cap Brave Blossom, and long-time pilot of the champion Saitama Panasonic...

Former All Blacks coach Foster makes Japan move

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Blacks head coach Ian Foster will join Japan's Toyota Verblitz next season, the club said Tuesday, reuniting him with Steve Hansen and joined by Rugby League star Joseph Manu. Foster has not...

Japan Rugby League One | Round 1 Preview

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One - Semi-Finals Revisited Defending champions, Kubota Spears Funabashi Tokyo Bay, will need to hit the ground running as they open their Japan Rugby League One campaign against Tokyo Suntory...

Joe Schmidt Could Be Offered European Return With Head Coaching Role

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joe Schmidt has been linked with numerous roles in European rugby over the last few months. At one point he was thought to be in the running to succeed David Nucifora as IRFU high performance director,...

Ian Foster provides clue on his coaching future

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ian Foster has taken a swipe at his former employer New Zealand Rugby (NZR) just a few days after stepping down from his position as the All Blacks’ head coach. The 58-year-old did not hide his...

'Everyone's a candidate': Rugby Australia would consider Foster for Wallabies

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby Australia is prepared to canvas a variety of options as they search for a new Wallabies coach, with chief executive Phil Waugh indicating the governing body would happily speak with outgoing...

New Zealand captain Sam Cane feeling ‘so much hurt’ after World Cup final defeat

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cane’s yellow card for a dangerous tackle on Jesse Kriel in the 28th minute of a dramatic clash at the Stade de France was upgraded to red. New Zealand captain Sam Cane admitted he was feeling “so...

All Blacks drop to third in World Rugby Men’s Rankings

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We run through all the changes following South Africa’s 12-11 victory in the final of Men’s Rugby World Cup 2023 plus round-up the results from the latest round of matches in the Rugby Europe...