John Plumtree rugby player
John Plumtree rugby player

John Plumtree

1st Jan 1970 1.91m/kg Head Coach

All Blacks must step up for under-fire Foster in the heat of Springboks battle

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand have been smarting from a historic defeat to Ireland, and Ian Foster needs a response in South Africa as he fights for his job.     Ian Foster will know there is more...

Crunch time for Foster's All Blacks as eager Boks lie in wait

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s all about to kick off at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit as, for the first time in four years, the All Blacks will do battle on South African soil against the Boks.    The hype...

Boks preparing for ferocious All Black onslaught, says Le Roux

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok fullback Willie Le Roux says the South Africans are preparing for a ferocious attack from the wounded All Blacks as the latter aim to return to winning ways after falling to Ireland 2-1 in the...

Steve Hansen weights in on All Black coaching controversy

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Black boss Steve Hansen has weighed in on the saga which has gripped New Zealand rugby since the All Blacks’ series loss to Ireland close to a fortnight ago.    In the wake...

Razor opens up about his coaching ambitions

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Decorated Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has opened up regarding his ambitions to coach international rugby.    Robertson, who has guided the Crusaders to six straight Super Rugby titles,...

Foster ignoring distractions, sights set on SA

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Current All Black boss Ian Foster has his sights trained on the future amid the surrounding turmoil in New Zealand rugby.    The week commenced with the announcement that assistant coaches...

Foster confident he has backing of All Blacks stars after New Zealand coaching shake-up

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ian Foster is confident he has full backing from the New Zealand squad, despite two of his assistant coaches losing their jobs after a poor run of form.   All Blacks management announced...

Plumtree and Mooar axed by the All Blacks

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has announced changes to the coaching group ahead of the Lipovitan-D Rugby Championship.                                                   Robust...

NEW ZEALAND v IRELAND: Preview, Stats, Facts and Lineups

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand and Ireland clash for the 34th time on Saturday with the All Blacks looking to defend their unbeaten run at Eden Park which stretches back to 1996.     Ireland were...

Farrell unfazed about Joe Schmidt's presence in All Black camp

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland boss Andy Farrell has dismissed the notion that Joe Schmidt joining the All Black coaching staff has a significant effect on the upcoming tour.    There is some heavy irony at play...